A BYZANTINE GOLD SEMISSIS OF JUSTINIAN I
Please refer to our stock # V.43 when inquiring.
Reign of Justinian I (527-565 A.D.)
Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing right, beardless, wearing a diademed, cuirass and paludamentum. DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVC.
Reverse: Victory seated on a shield and cuirass wearing a mantle below the waist, supporting a shield on her knees on which she is inscribing numerals. Star in left field. Inverted Chi-Ro in right field. CONOB in exergue. VICTORIA AVCCC.
In fine to very fine condition.
Diameter: 19 mm; Weight: 2.2 g
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
References: Warwick William Wroth, “Catalogue of the Imperial Byzantine Coins in the British Museum V.1”, 19.