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bby_494561 - JUSTINIAN I Decanummium

JUSTINIAN I Decanummium F/VF
65.00 €(Approx. 72.15$ | 56.55£)
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Type : Decanummium
Date: an 28
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré au revers, légèrement décentré au droit. Usure importante mais monnaie bien identifiable. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : DN IVSTINIA-NVS PP AV.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Justinien Ier à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A’).
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinianus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justinien perpétuel auguste).


Reverse description : Grand I dans une couronne fermée entre deux étoiles à six rais.

Historical background

Justinian I.


Justinian succeeded his uncle Justin in 527 co-regency from April 4 to August 1 527. He reigned with the Empress Theodora. The construction of Hagia Sophia was completed during his reign marks the peak of the Byzantine conquests. Carthage and Africa and part of Numidia were reconquered from the Vandals with the general Belisarius. After a century of domination vandal, the Roman reigned again on the Mediterranean. Belisarius then attacked the Ostrogoths and took Rome on December 9 536. Theodora died in 545. Justinian still reigned twenty years. Childless, his nephew Justin II, who succeeded him.

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