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Live auction - bby_612716 - JUSTIN II Solidus

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 470 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:26:05
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Solidus
Date: 567-578
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Très joli buste finement détaillé. Présence de petites marques sur la tranche. Joli revers
Catalogue references :


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 (N’a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinius Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justin perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTORI-A AVGGGS/ -|-// 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, 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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