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bby_619332 - JUSTINIAN I Silique 1er type

JUSTINIAN I Silique 1er type XF
195.00 €(Approx. 230.10$ | 165.75£)
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Type : Silique 1er type
Date: c. 534-539
Mint name / Town : Carthage
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, ovale, irrégulier, légèrement décentré sur les légendes. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : VOT/ MVLT/ HTI.
Reverse description : Légende corrompue en trois lignes en trois lignes dans une couronne.


Poids léger. Argent cristallisé .

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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