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E-auction 580-531614 - bby_645162 - JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Follis

JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Follis VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 83 €
End of the sale : 27 May 2024 15:04:40
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: an 7
Mint name / Town : Theoupolis (Antioche)
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure importante, bien lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
BMC/B.-  - R.-  - Do.152 c - BN/B.-  - BC.379  - DMBR.5 /38-2 var. - MBR.57 a

Obverse


Obverse legend : LÉGENDES CORROMPUES.
Obverse description : Justin II et Sophie assis de face sur un double trône ; ils sont nimbés tous les deux, Justin II est à droite, tenant le sceptre de la main droite, et Sophie tient le sceptre cruciforme de la main droite ; au milieu, ils tiennent tous les deux le globe crucigère.

Reverse


Reverse legend : A/N/N/O - (GAMMA)/ U/II// THEUP..
Reverse description : Grande M surmontée d'une croisette.
Reverse translation : (An 7).

Commentary


Exemplaire de beau style. Représentation inhabituelle pour la septième année.Trace de surfappe bien visible au revers.

Historical background


JUSTIN II and SOPHIA

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

Justin II, nephew of Justinian I, married Sophia, the niece of Theodora, in 548. They were crowned on November 20, 565. Justin deprived of reason, it was in fact Sophia who governed with the help of Narses, general-in-chief in Italy, which she ends up disgracing. He did not know how to face the problems and the invasions of the Lombards in Italy, the Visigoths in Spain, the Sassanids in the East. Crazy, Justin was associated with Tiberius as Caesar from 574, and for the last four years he was the de facto reigner. Tiberius II was associated as august in September 578. Justin died on October 5.

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