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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1015
People
Justinian II, Byzantine (r. 685-695; co-r. 705-711)
Title
Solidus of Justinian II, First Reign
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
692-695 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/144801
Physical Descriptions
Medium
gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.36 g
Denomination
solidus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IhSCRISJDSREX REZetaNANTIYM
  • Reverse Inscription: DIYSJINI AN YSSERYChRISJI. Beneath, CONOP. At end, Theta.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 2.2, 7g.1 (p. 579)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1015
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Christ, facing, with long hair and full beard, wearing pallium over colobium. R. hand raised before him in benediction; in l., book of the gospels. Behind head, cross.

Rev.: Emperor standing, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross. In r. hand, cross potent on base and two steps; in l., akakia.
Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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