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bby_602060 - JUSTINIAN I Follis

JUSTINIAN I Follis XF
250.00 €(Approx. 297.50$ | 215.00£)
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Type : Follis
Date: an 17
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : copper
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Beau portrait à l’usure superficielle. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVI.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, diadémé et cuirassé de Justinien Ier de face avec pendilia, tenant de la main droite un globe crucigère et de la gauche un bouclier ; dans le champ à droite, une croix.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iusitinianus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justinien perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : A/N/N/O - X/Y/II/ B// KYZ.
Reverse description : M surmontée d'une croix.
Reverse translation : (an 18/ Cyzique).

Commentary


Pendilia globulées. Bouclier orné avec un cavalier galopant stylisé.

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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