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bby_757724 - JUSTINIAN I Pentanummium

JUSTINIAN I Pentanummium XF
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Type : Pentanummium
Date: 542-565
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais centré à l’usure régulière. Jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :
BMC/B.-  - R.-  - Do.-  - BN/B.-  - BC.-  - MBR.119  - DMBR.-


Obverse legend : [DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVI].
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Justinien Ier à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (A'a) ; diadème perlé.
Obverse translation : (Notre seigneur Justinien perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : N.
Reverse description : Grande E lunaire accosté d’une lettre.


Poids très léger. Émissions de la fin du règne, seulement différenciée par le poids. SI l’attribution à Nicomédie est assurée à cause du petit N, celle du basileos est plus conjecturale.

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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