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bby_610040 - JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Follis

JUSTIN II and SOPHIA Follis AU
280.00 €(Approx. 324.80$ | 235.20£)
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Type : Follis
Date: an 5
Mint name / Town : Theoupolis (Antioche)
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,55 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Très belle représentation au droit bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers de style fin
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IVSTI-NO.
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 - / II/III/ (DELTA)// THEUP’.
Reverse description : Grande M surmontée d'une croisette.
Reverse translation : (An 5).

Commentary


Exemplaire de beau style. Resprésentation inhabituelle pour la cinquième année.

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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