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bby_430759 - JUSTIN II Pentanummium

JUSTIN II Pentanummium AU
150.00 €(Approx. 166.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Pentanummium
Date: 567-578
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : GRAND MONOGRAMME.
Obverse legend : IUSTINAI KAI SO FIAS.
Obverse translation : (Justin II et Sophie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GRAND E LUNAIRE ACCOSTÉE D’UN B.

Commentary


Poids très léger. Le droit semble présenter des races de surfrappe. Ce type rappelle plutôt les dernières monnaies romaines de cuivre des règnes de Léon ou de Zénon, raison pour laquelle ce type fut parfois attribué à Justinien Ier.

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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