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E-auction 110-58547 - JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Follis

JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Follis VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 19 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 25 May 2015 16:05:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: an 10
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,98 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large ovale et irrégulier. Les buste sont bien venus. Frappe molle au revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVI.
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 tient le sceptre cruciforme de la main droite.
Obverse translation : (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : A/N/N/O - X/ B// NIKO.
Reverse description : M surmontée d'une croisette.
Reverse translation : (An 10).

Commentary


Aucun ornement au droit entre Justin II et Sophie.

Historical background


JUSTIN II and SOPHIA

(15/11/565-5/10/578)

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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