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    Amazing Thessalonica Solidus

    Justinian I the Great (AD 527-565). AV solidus (22mm, 4.44 gm, 6h).  Thessalonica, AD 538-545. DN IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield decorated with horseman motif on left shoulder / VICTORI-A AV-CCC, angel standing facing, holding long cross and globe; star to right; CONOB. Sear 138 (Constantinople, noting attribution to Thessalonica is preferable). DOC 7. MIB 22. Metcalf, Thess. 321-33. A brilliant and beautiful example, perfectly struck, with mirror-like fields and needle-sharp devices. NGC Choice MS 5/5 - 5/5.

    From The Lexington Collection of Jonathan K. Kern.


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