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bby_757465 - JUSTINIAN I Follis

JUSTINIAN I Follis XF
280.00 €(Approx. 305.20$ | 232.40£)
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Type : Follis
Date: 528-529
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 15,97 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, légèrement décentré avec une faiblesse de frappe sur la tête de Justinien Ier. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé et sable
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Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVG.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A’a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinianus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justinien perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Grand M entre deux étoiles à huit rais et surmonté d'une croisette.
Reverse legend : A// QUPOA.

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Fibule d’attache sur l’épaule. Ce type avec la marque ANTIX est beaucoup plus rare.

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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