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bby_608456 - JUSTINIAN I Decanummium

JUSTINIAN I Decanummium XF/VF
100.00 €(Approx. 118.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : Decanummium
Date: an 26
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,18 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier, décentré sur la légende. Beau portrait. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : A/N/N/O - /X/X/G //CON.
Reverse description : I surmonté d'une croix.
Reverse translation : (an 29/ Constantinople).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Diadème marqué. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum. Ce type rare présente une lettre d’officine sous la marque de valeur. Ce type n’est connu que pour les années 24, 26 et 29. Pour l’année 26, la première officine n’était pas recensée.

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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