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bby_685141 - JUSTINIAN I Follis

JUSTINIAN I Follis VF
150.00 €(Approx. 175.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Follis
Date: 537-538
Mint name / Town : Theoupolis (Antioche)
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Beau buste de Justinien Ier à l’usure régulière. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine marron superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : B//.
Reverse description : M entre deux molettes à huit rais.
Reverse legend : QUPOLS.

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. C’est la première que nous proposons ce type à la vente pour la deuxième officine qui semble la plus rare. Au revers, au lieu d’étoiles, nous avons deux molettes évidées.

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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