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v20_0094 - JUSTINIAN I Tremissis

JUSTINIAN I Tremissis AU
MONNAIES 20 (2004)
Starting price : 150.00 €
Estimate : 200.00 €
Realised price : 191.00 €
Number of bids : 3
Maximum bid : 220.00 €
Type : Tremissis
Date: 527-565
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,53 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan très large avec les grènetis complets et visibles. Joli revers de style fin
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORIA AVGVSTORVH/ -|*// CONOB.
Reverse description : Victoire debout de face, tournée à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un globe crucigère de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (Victoire des augustes).

Commentary


Légende légèrement corrompue.

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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