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    Mint State Rare Justinian I Solidus from Thessalonica

    Justinian I the Great (AD 527-565). AV solidus (20mm, 4.48 gm, 6h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Thessalonica, ca. AD 538-545. D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVI, helmeted, cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, round tufts of hair visible across forehead, globus cruciger in right hand, shield decorated with horseman motif in left / VICTORI-A AVCCC, angel standing facing, linear cross in right hand, large globus in left; star in right field, CONOB in exergue.  Sear 138 (Constantinople). DOC I 7 (Constantinople). Metcalf, Minting at Thessalonica in the 5th and 6th Centuries, 318. Crisply struck with dies of delightful regional mint style on reflective surfaces. Some marks in the obverse edge at 9h.

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