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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1044
People
Justinian II, Byzantine (r. 685-695; co-r. 705-711)
Title
Coin of Justinian II
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
705-711 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75402
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.21 g
Denomination
solidus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: deltaNIhSChSREX REGNANTIYM
  • Reverse Inscription: D(backwards)NIYSTINIAN YSETT IbERIYSPPA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 2.2, 2b.11 (p. 650)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1044
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Christ, facing, with mustache, close beard, and curly hair; wearing pallium over colobium. R. hand raised in benediction; l. holds book of Gospels. Behind head, cross.

Rev.: To l., half-length figure of Justinian, bearded, wearing crown with cross on circlet, divitision, and chlamys. To r., half-length figure of Tiberius, beardless, similarly clad. They hold cross potent on base and two steps in their r. hands.

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