1 Solidus - Sigismund / In the name of Justin I, 518-527 Lugdunum/Lyon

Features

Country Burgundian Kingdom
King Sigismund (516-524)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 518-524
Value 1 Solidus = 3 Tremissis (3)
Currency Tremissis (473-532)
Composition Gold
Weight 4.41 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
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Belfort# 5154
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Obverse

Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust holding spear over shoulder, all surrounded by legend.

Lettering: D N IVSTI - NVS PP AVC

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

Reverse

Winged Victory facing left while holding cross with monogram in front and star behind, all surrounded by legend.

Lettering:
VICTOR - I - A AVCCC IS
CONOB

Translation:
Victoria Augustus / Constantinople
Victory of the August / Constantinople

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

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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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (518-524) 

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