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bby_575060 - JUSTINIAN I Demi-silique

JUSTINIAN I Demi-silique XF
320.00 €(Approx. 380.80$ | 275.20£)
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Type : Demi-silique
Date: c. 537-552
Mint name / Town : Carthage
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier, bien centré. Joli buste. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IVSTNI-ANVS PP AI.
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


Reverse description : Monogramme.

Commentary


Précédemment, cette silique était attribuée aux Ostrogoths. D. Sear la rend à l’atelier de Carthage, après la reconquête byzantine, confirmé par le classements de Hahn et de A. Urs Sommer.

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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