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bby_757496 - JUSTIN I Follis

JUSTIN I Follis XF
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 99.60£)
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Type : Follis
Date: 518-522
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, centré à l’usure régulière. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVI.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Justin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A’a) ; diadème invisible.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (DELTA)// CON.
Reverse description : M entre deux étoiles à six rais, surmonté d'une croisette.

Commentary


Poids léger. Sur cet exemplaire, le diadème est à peine visible. Ptéryges fines.

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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