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E-auction 154-92400 - JUSTINIAN I Follis

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 86 €
Maximum bid : 105 €
End of the sale : 28 March 2016 15:19:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: 534-539
Mint name / Town : Carthage
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 10,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, mais lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N IVSTI-NIANVS PP AC.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Justinien à droite vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Iustinianus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justinien perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : B// KART À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Grande M accostée d’une étoile à gauche et d’une croix grecque à droite.


Rubans de type 3.

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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