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bby_668892 - JUSTINIAN I Follis

JUSTINIAN I Follis AU
450.00 €(Approx. 544.50$ | 391.50£)
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Type : Follis
Date: an 12
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 42,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 23,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Très joli buste ainsi qu’un revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC.
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 (N1'a) ; diadème perlé ; dans le champ à droite, une croix.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Iustinianus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justinien perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : A/N/N/O - XII/ E// CON.
Reverse description : M surmonté d'une croix.
Reverse translation : (an 12).

Commentary


Pendilia aux extrémités bouletées. Bouclier orné d’un cavalier terrassant un guerrier au sol. Première année de frappe.

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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