Gold Solidus

Gold Solidus of Justinian I

Solidus is a generally pure gold coin from the late Roman Empire

This is the back side of the coin showing an angel holding a long cross and a globes cruciger (cross-bearing orb) a symbol of christian authority.
The frontside depicts Justinian in a full frontal portrait (not the traditional profile) which set the standard for coins for the rest of the Byzantine Empire.


Byzantine. Gold Solidus of Justinian I, Reverse: S CE; in exergue, CONOB.. c. CE 527-545. Artstor,

Leave a Reply