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Lot 1999       Ancient Gold

Estimate $1,000

JUSTINIAN I, (527-565), solidus, issue of 552-565, Ravenna mint, obv. helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe, around DN IVSTINI ANVS PP AVI, rev. Angel standing facing holding long cross with chi-rho at top end, and cross on globe, around VICTORI A AVCCCS, in exergue CONOB, star in right field, (S.312 [£750], DOC [333b], T.35). Full flan, well centred about as struck, extremely fine and very rare.

The attribution of this issue to Ravenna mint is based on style, see Alfred R. Bellinger, Volume I, (page 180) Catalogue of the Byzanbtine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection.

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