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E-auction 164-100531 - JUSTIN I Follis

JUSTIN I Follis XF
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Estimate : 195 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 06 June 2016 15:17:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: 518-522
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 15,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, échancré à 1 heure au droit. Beau portrait taillé à la serpe. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IVSTI-NIAS PP A (SIC !).
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Justinien Ier à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : B// NIKM À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : M surmontée d’une croisette et accostée de deux croisettes.

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Le diadème est à peine visible. Ptéryges larges sous le paludamentum. Au revers, la marque de valeur est encadrée par deux croisettes. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


JUSTIN I.

(10/07/5/518-1/08/527)

Justin I, illiterate ethnic Macedonian, was a brilliant military leader during the reigns of Zeno and Anastasius. At the time of his accession, he was commander in chief of "excubitores" (guards) of Constantinople. He succeeded Anastasius and associations to power his nephew Justinian, who became co-emperor 4 April 527. Justin died on 1 August.

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