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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.519
People
Justinian I, Byzantine (r. c. 527 - 565 CE)
Title
Coin of Justinian I
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
538-544 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/147389
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.48 g
Denomination
pentanummium
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: DNIVSTIN[ ]SPPAVC
  • Reverse Inscription: Large "V".
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 1, 327.4 (p. 177)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.519
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Justinian to r., with diadem and paludamentum fastened at the shoulder leaving the epaulet exposed.
Rev.: V in wreath.

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