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E-auction 475-386974 - bby_750728 - JUSTINIAN I Follis

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 20 €
Maximum bid : 22 €
End of the sale : 23 May 2022 14:55:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: 528-532
Mint name / Town : Atelier illisible
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, épais, centré. Joli buste. Des faiblesses. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP A.
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 legend : [...].
Reverse description : M entre deux étoiles à huit rais.
Reverse legend : G.

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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