Solidus of Emperor Iustinianus I

  • Era/Century: Middle Ages
  • Site: unknown
  • Material: gold
  • Technique: forging
  • Diameter: 2.1 cm
  • Weight: 4.38 g
  • ID Number: N 2440
  • Property: Belgrade City Museum
  • On Display: No

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Gold coins, solidi, are fairly frequent finds in the territory of Belgrade and its surroundings.

On the obverse of this gold coin of Emperor Iustinianus (527-565) is the emperor's bust in frontal position, with the inscription round it: D N IVSTIN-ANVS P P AVG.

On the reverse is the representation of a figure holding a cross on a long handle in the right hand and a globe with the cross in the left hand. Below it is a star. The inscription round the figure is: VICTORI-A AVCCCS. At the bottom is the sign of the mint CONOB (Constantinople).

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