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bby_681436 - JUSTINIAN I Decanummium

JUSTINIAN I Decanummium VF
125.00 €(Approx. 147.50$ | 106.25£)
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Type : Decanummium
Date: an 28
Mint name / Town : Rome ou Ravenne
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,98 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Joli buste. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : DN IVSTINIA-NVS P AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, diadémé et cuirassé de Justinien Ier de face avec pendilia, tenant de la main droite un globe crucigère et de la gauche un bouclier (N1'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinianus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justinien perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


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

Commentary


Type très rare à l’attribution hypothétique disputée entre Ravenne et Rome.

Historical background


Justinian I.

(1/08/527-14/11/565)

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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