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bby_790400 - JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Demi-follis

JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Demi-follis XF
75.00 €(Approx. 81.75$ | 66.00£)
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Type : Demi-follis
Date: an 11
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 5,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court et centré, quelques irrégularité. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N IVSTI -NVS P P AV.
Obverse description : Justin II 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 - XI/// TES.
Reverse description : K surmonté d'une croisette.
Reverse legend : QS.
Reverse translation : (An 11/ Thessalonique).


Sans croisette au droit entre Justin II et Sophie. Les lettres au-dessus de la marque de valeur K sont des “Nomina sacra” d’après Hahn. Les lettres thêta et sigma seraient à développer par Theos et à traduire par Dieu.

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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