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bby_407580 - JUSTINIAN I Seize nummi

JUSTINIAN I Seize nummi XF
135.00 €(Approx. 149.85$ | 116.10£)
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Type : Seize nummi
Date: 542-547
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier bien cenré. Beau portrait de Justinien Ier. Patine marron
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Obverse


Obverse legend : D N 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 : “Dominus Noster Iustinianus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Justinien perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : A-P// TES .
Reverse description : IS dans le champ surmonté d’une croistte.

Commentary


Poids léger. Petit module inhabituel.

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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