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E-auction 520-434938 - bby_821093 - JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Follis

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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 14 €
End of the sale : 03 April 2023 15:43:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: an 5
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,15 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVC].
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 : “Dominus Noster Iustinus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : A/N/N/O/ (DELTA) - U// CON.
Reverse description : M surmontée d'une croisette.
Reverse translation : (an 5/ Constantinople).

Historical background



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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