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bby_210780 - JUSTIN II Follis

JUSTIN II Follis XF
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Price : 75.00 €
Type : Follis
Date: an 6
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, à l’usure régulière, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Frappe un peu molle au droit. Joli revers. Patine noire, légèrement granuleuse
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock CGB février 1987

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IVSTI-NVS PP AI.
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 ; au milieu, au-dessus, un chrisme.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : A/N/N/O/ A/ G// KYZ.
Reverse description : M surmontée d'une croisette.
Reverse translation : (an 6/ Cyzique).

Commentary


Au droit, les personnages, Justin et Sophie sont stéréotypés. Sur cet exemplaire, entre Justin et Sophie, nous trouvons un petite croix.

Historical background


JUSTIN II

(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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