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v08_0741 - JUSTINIAN I Dekanoummion

JUSTINIAN I Dekanoummion XF
MONNAIES 8 (2000)
Starting price : 68.60 €
Estimate : 114.34 €
Realised price : 68.60 €
Type : Dekanoummion
Date: 548-549
Mint name / Town : Carthage
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire pour ce monnayage. Flan large et complet. Belle patine vert-noir / Flan légèrement piqué au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire vient du fonds Nadia Kapamadji, (avec son étiquette de stock)


Obverse legend : D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP A.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Justinien Ier à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a).
Obverse translation : (Notre seigneur Justinien perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTO-RI-A A//*X*.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) debout de face, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un globe crucigère de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : (La Victoire de l'auguste).


Traces de surfrappe sur un type plus ancien.

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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