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Live auction - bby_340156 - JUSTIN II Solidus au buste barbu

JUSTIN II Solidus au buste barbu MS
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Estimate : 680 €
Price : 520 €
Maximum bid : 520 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:46:43
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Solidus au buste barbu
Date: 567-578
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,49 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan ovale, large, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles avec une faiblesse de frappe à l’exergue au revers. Portrait de toute beauté. Revers de style fin. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets rougeâtres. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N I-VSTI-NVS P P AVI.
Obverse description : Buste de Justin II, casqué, diadémé et cuirassé de face, tenant de la main droite un globe nicéphore et de la main gauche un bouclier orné d'un cavalier galopant à droite..
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Justinius Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORI-A AVGGGE/ -|-// CONOB.
Reverse description : Constantinople assise de face, la tête tournée à droite, tenant un sceptre long de la main droite et un globe crucigère de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La Victoire des augustes).

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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