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    Medallic Alexandria Solidus

    Justin II (AD 565-578). AV solidus (24mm, 4.47 gm, 7h).  Alexandria(?), possibly dated Indictional Year 10 (AD 576/7). DN I-VSTI-NVS PP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Justin facing, holding in right hand small figure of Victory holding wreath on globe, and on left arm shield with horseman motif / VICTORI-A AVCCC I(indictional year?), Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned right, holding spear and globus cruciger, cross in left field, CONOB in exergue. Sear 347 (Constantinople, but with note suggesting Alexandria). DOC --. MIB 13a (Alexandria). Very rare. Slight doubling on the reverse, otherwise well struck on an immense, medallic flan. NGC MS 4/5 - 5/5.

    From The Lexington Collection of Jonathan K. Kern. Ex NFA XXXIII (Los Angeles, 3 May 1994), lot 775. 


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