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Byzantine Empire, Justin I, 10 July 518 - 1 August 527 A.D.
They look similar, but there is a significant physical difference between angels and Victory. Angels are all male. Victory (Nike) is female. On Byzantine coinage, the male angel replaced the female Victory after the reunion with Rome was concluded on 28 March 519 A.D.
SH20270. Gold solidus, DOC I 1c, SBCV 55, gVF, 3rd officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.360g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 180o
, 518 - 519 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVI, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, shield on left arm, spear in right over shoulder; reverse VICTORI-A AVCCC Γ, Victory standing half left, jeweled cross in right, star left, CONOB in exergue; SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 18, 2019.
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