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ID:     6196
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Justinian I
Date Ruled:     AD 527-565
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Solidus
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     A.D. 542-546
Diameter:     20.6 mm
Weight:     4.42 g
Die Axis:     6.16666666667 h
Obverse Legend:     D N IVSTINIANVS PP AG
Obverse Description:     Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger in right, shield decorated with horseman on left shoulder
Reverse Legend:     VICTORIA AVGGG A / COMOB
Reverse Description:     Angel standing facing holding long cross in right and globus cruciger in left, star right, COMOB exergue. Upon close examination only a slight remnant of the Chi Rho remains on the Angels upper staff.
Mint Mark:     CONOB
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     SBCV 0291 var.
Reference2:     DOC I 320c1
Reference3:     Hahn 34/4
Reference4:     Berk - 52
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=2858