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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Justinian Dynasty| > |Justin II| > SH06187
Byzantine Empire, Justin II, 15 November 565 - 5 October 578 A.D.
Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.

Light weight solidi differ from normal 24 siliquae types by weight, distinctive marks, reverse details and sometime obverse details. They may have been used to pay tribute to foreign powers or to facilitate trade with neighboring cultures who used different weight systems. The letters ΘS at the end of the reverse legend are the source of attribution for this type to the Syrian city Theoupolis (formerly Antioch). However, this attribution has not received universal acceptance.
SH06187. Gold light solidus, DOC I 138, SBCV 376, Berk 66, Hahn MIB II 8, Tolstoi 17, Ratto 760, gVF, Theoupolis (Antioch) mint, weight 4.02g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 180o, 565 - 578 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justin II facing, holding globe surmounted by Victory in right, shield with horseman device on left shoulder; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG ΘS (victory of the three emperors, Theoupolis), Constantinopolis enthroned facing, looking right, resting on spear held in right hand and holding globus on extended left hand, OB * + * in exergue; from the Woolslayer Collection; very rare; SOLD










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