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bby_641901 - JUSTIN I Solidus

JUSTIN I Solidus MS/AU
950.00 €(Approx. 1149.50$ | 817.00£)
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Type : Solidus
Date: c. 518-519
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1.000 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 10e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré des deux côtés. Joli buste de Justin Ier ainsi qu’un revers finement détaillé. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, diadémé et cuirassé de Justin Ier de face, tenant de la main droite la lance placée sur l'épaule et de la gauche un bouclier orné d'un cavalier bondissant à droite (N'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORI- A AVGGGI/ *|-// CONOB.
Reverse description : Victoire debout à gauche, tenant une longue croix chrismée inversée de la main droite ; étoile à huit rais dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La victoire des augustes).

Commentary


Exemplaire monté anciennement.

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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