1 Solidus - Sigismund / In the name of Justin I, 518-527 Lugdunum/Lyon
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1 Solidus = 3 Tremissis (3)|
Medieval European CoinageHunter# 2,
by Philip Grierson and Lucia Travaini
(Cambridge University Press)
Catalogue of Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet: Byzantine and Early Medieval Western European Coins in the Hunter Coin CabinetBelfort# 5154
by J. D. Bateson, I. G. Campbell
(University of Glasgow v. 6)
Description générale des monnaies mérovingiennes
by Auguste de Belfort
(5 Vols. Paris, 1895)
Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust holding spear over shoulder, all surrounded by legend.
Lettering: D N IVSTI - NVS PP AVC
Dominus Noster Justin Perpetuus Augustus
Our Lord, Justin, perpetual August
Winged Victory facing left while holding cross with monogram in front and star behind, all surrounded by legend.
VICTOR - I - A AVCCC IS
Victoria Augustus / Constantinople
Victory of the August / Constantinople
The S at the end of the reverse legend is Sigismund's signature.
Twenty virtually uncirculated examples of these coins were found in the Gourdon hoard around 1845. All examples were struck with the same dies, and those twenty are the only ones known to exist.
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