Ancient Roman Byzantine Gold Solidus Coin of Emperor Justinian I - 527 AD

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Byzantine Gold Solidus Coin of Emperor Justinian I - 527 AD
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A Byzantine gold solidus minted under Emperor Justinian I, (Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus Augustus). Struck 527 - 564 AD, at the Constantinople mint. 


The obverse depicts the facing bust of Justinian wearing plumed helmet and cuirass and holding globus crucinger in right hand. The legend reading:


D[ominvs] N[oster] IVSTINIANVS P[ater] P[atriae] AVG[vstvs]


"Our Lord Justinian, Father of the People, Augustus"


The reverse with winged angel standing facing holding long P-headed cross and globus cruciger. The legend reading:


VICTORIA AVGG E


"[To the] Victory of the Emperors"



Diameter: 21 mm.


Weight: 4.35 g.


Provenance:


Ex. British private collection.

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Byzantine Gold Solidus Coin of Emperor Justinian I - 527 AD
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