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« on: November 20, 2010, 11:02:33 am »

Or is it just a star on Justinian's breastplate?
Worn and difficult to see/photograph!  Angry


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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 11:41:38 am »

Are there any known examples with an inverted chi-rho, do they exist or is this just wear on my coin?
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 01:03:39 pm »

I think this is an ordinary  Chi-Rho rather than a backward/inverted one.

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 06:04:02 pm »

Thanks Bill, wishful thinking on my part perhaps  Sad still, my first Justinian from Carthage  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2010, 06:07:56 am »

Not to re-open this topic, but just to add a bit more information:

(1) Examples of this type with  Chi-Rho_reversed2 are known. There is one in the British Museum collection: BMC Justinian I 365

(2) All the specimens with   Chi-Rho  (also  Chi-Rho_reversed2 ) on Justinian’s chest that I have noticed in the literature originate from the third officina [  Greek_Gamma ].


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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2010, 09:38:30 am »

IMO the chi-rho at this coin is inverted...

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010, 11:48:00 am »

Thanks for the info, I didn't know whether the form inwhich the chi-rho appeared on my coin was the standard or not, I was unable to find any pictures of an example on which this area of the coin survived 
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