Justinian I, Gold Solidus

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Justinian I, Gold Solidus

Justinian I (A.D. 527-565), Gold Solidus. Mint of Thessalonica. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, armed bust facing, slightly inclined to right, rev. VICTORIA AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding a long voided cross, stars on left and right, CONOB in exergue, 4.45g., 6h (S 173A; MIB 21). Well-struck, with lustre, good extremely fine, rare.

Provenance:

Ex Hess, January 1973

Ex Stack's, 12 January 2009, lot 3064

AM00681

£3,500
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