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bby_366440 - JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Demi-follis

JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Demi-follis AU
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Price : 225.00 €
Type : Demi-follis
Date: an 6
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,73 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large, ovale et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle représentation du droit avec des effigies particulières. Revers de haut relief. Très belle patine vert profond
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Obverse legend : D N IVSTI-NVS PP AV.
Obverse description : Justin et Sophie assis de face sur un double trône ; ils sont nimbés tous les deux ; Justin est à droite, tenant le globe crucigère de la main droite et elle, à gauche, tient le sceptre cruciforme de la main droite .
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : A/N/N/O - VI/ A.
Reverse description : Grand K surmonté d'une croix.


Pour l’an 6, nous avons deux formes d’écriture.

Historical background



Justin II, nephew of Justinian I, married Sophia, niece Theodora in 548. They were crowned on November 20 565. Private Justin reason, it is in fact Sophie who ruled with the help of Narses, commander in chief in Italy, she eventually disgrace. He could not cope with the problems and invasions of the Lombards in Italy, Visigoths in Spain, the Sassanids in the East. Crazy, Justin lives as associate Tiberius Caesar from 574, and during the last four years, it was he who reigned done. Tiberius II was associated as august in September 578. Justin died Oct. 5.

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