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bby_609998 - JUSTIN I Pentanummium

JUSTIN I Pentanummium AU
95.00 €(Approx. 114.95$ | 81.70£)
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Type : Pentanummium
Date: 522-527
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré. Beau portrait de Justin Ier. Revers détaillé. Très jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Chrisme accosté de deux globules.
Reverse legend : N-E.

Commentary


Beau chrisme.

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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