1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 527 - 565

1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 527 - 565

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus coin, Justinian I
Byzantine Empire, 527 - 565
Obverse Image: 3/4 bust of Justinian facing right wearing a helmet and cuirass, holding a spear over his shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy.
Obverse Text: DN / IVSTINIANVS / P / P / AVG
Reverse Image: Winged Victory standing facing, holding jeweled cross and globus cruciger; star in right field.
Reverse Text: VICTORI-A AVGGG and officina letter, here Alpha (A), CONOB.
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Object Name
date made
527 - 565
Justinian I Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Byzantine Empire
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.12 cm x 2.14 cm; 1/16 in x 27/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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