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Very Rare Ravenna Mint Solidus of Justinian

Triton XXII, Lot: 1193. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Justinian I. 527-565. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.35 g, 6h). ‘Christogram globus’ group. Ravenna mint. Struck circa 539. D N IVSTINI ΛNVS, helmeted, diademed, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman notif / VICTORI Λ ΛVCCC, Victory standing left, holding jeweled cross; star to left; I//COMOB. COI pp. 28-30 and Fig. 17 = Kricheldorf 15, lot 54; cf. MIBE X14 (Victory holding globus cruciger); MIB 31 (Witigis; Ravenna); Ranieri – SB –. Good VF, die break on obverse. Very rare.

From the Londinium Collection.