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¼ Siliqua - In the name of Justin II, 565-574 Closed staurogram without dot below

Features

Country Lombardy
(Lombard Kingdom)
Period Anonymous (568-690)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 568-690
Value 1/4 Siliqua = 1/32 Tremissis (1/32)
Currency Tremissis (568-690)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.77 g
Diameter 12 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References MEC# 295,
Medieval European Coinage
by Philip Grierson and Lucia Travaini
(Cambridge University Press)
BMC Vandal# 14
Catalogue of the Coins of the Vandals, Ostrogoths and Lombards
by Warwick William Wroth
(British Museum)

Obverse

Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust facing right and surrounded by legend.

Lettering: D N IVSTI - NVS PP AVC

Translation:
Dominus Noster Justin Perpetuus Augustus
Our Lord, Justin, perpetual August

Reverse

Closed staurogram with a star on either side, all surrounded by a wreath.

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

Some sources list these as a 1/4 Siliqua; others list these as a 1/2 Siliqua.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (568-690) 

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¼ Siliqua - In the name of Justin II, 565-574 (Closed staurogram without dot below)