¼ Siliqua - In the name of Justin II, 565-574 Open staurogram without dot above


Issuer Lombardy (Lombard Kingdom)
Ruling authority 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 0.61 g
Diameter 12 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 145055
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References DOC I# 215,
Alfred R. Bellinger; 1992. Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection / Volume 1. Anastasius I to Maurice 491-602 (2nd edition). Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington DC, United States.
MEC# 297,
Philip Grierson, Mark Blackburn; 2007. Medieval European Coinage / Volume 1. The Early Middle Ages (5th-10th Centuries). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
And 19 more volumes.
BMC Vandal# 17,
Warwick William Wroth; 1911. Catalogue of the Coins of the Vandals, Ostrogoths and Lombards and of the Empires of Thessalonica, Nicaea and Trebizond in the British Museum. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
MIB II# 41,
Wolfgang Reinhard Otto Hahn; 1975. Moneta Imperii byzantini / Teil 2: Von Justinus II. bis Phocas (565-610) : einschliesslich der Prägungen der Heraclius-Revolte : Rekonstruktion des Prägeaufbaues auf synoptisch-tabellarischer Grundlage. Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria.
Ranieri# 428
Egidio Ranieri; 2006. La monetazione di Ravenna antica dal V all'VIII secolo : impero romano e bizantino, regno ostrogoto e longobardo. Numismatica Ranieri, Bologna, Italy.


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

Lettering: D N IVSTI - NVS PP AVG

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


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




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

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