This tiny bronze from Antioch is the last coin to depict the by Eutychides and, indeed, it is the last ancient coin to depict any classical deity. The sculpture, which first appeared on coins of Antioch in the second century B.C., was made in the late 4th Century B.C. by the Greek sculptor Eutychides of Sicyon for the then newly founded city of Antioch. The sculpture was imitated by many Asiatic cities. There is a small copy in the Vatican.BZ73040. Bronze , 17, 13, 10 - 11, 133, -, -, F, nice glossy green with earthen highlighting, 1.716 g, maximum 12.5 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, D N D N IVSTINVS ET IVSTINIANVS PP AVG (or similar), diademed, draped and busts of Justin and Justinian facing; seated left, reversed E left, all within a shrine; very ; $90.00 (€80.10)
In 518, the synagogues of Ravenna were burned down in a riot; Theodoric the Great ordered them to be rebuilt at Ravenna's expense.BZ69693. Bronze , 18, 37, 2.8, 13, 64, - (only B listed), -, -, F, 17.930 g, maximum 31.4 mm, 180o, 5th , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 518 - 522 A.D.; D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVC, diademed and draped right; large M (40 nummi) between two crosses, above, E (5th ) below, CON (Constantinople) in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $60.00 (€53.40)
In July 520, the general Vitalian, became consul and was shortly after murdered, probably on the orders of the emperor's nephew Justinian. In 521, Justinian, age 39, was appointed consul. He soon became Commander-in-chief of the army of the East and in 527 succeeded Justin I as emperor.BZ76747. Bronze , 20, 74, 2.16, 2/Cp/AE/21 ff., 27, -, -, -, gF, both sides about 1/3 off center, casting sprue, small edge cracks, porous, 2.583 g, maximum 14.1 mm, 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 518 - 522; D N IVSTIN-VS PP AVC, diademed, draped and right; large E (mark of value), C/O/N vertical downward on right, letter (mostly off ) far right; this is the first example of this handled by ; ; $45.00 (€40.05)
Justin was a peasant and a swineherd by occupation from the Dardania region, in the Prefecture of Illyricum. He was of Thraco-Roman or Illyro-Roman stock, spoke rudimentary Greek, and bore a Thracian name, Istok. As a teenager, he and two companions fled from a barbaric invasion, and took refuge in Constantinople, possessing nothing more than the ragged clothes on their backs and a sack of bread between them. Justin soon joined the army and, through his ability, rose through the ranks to become a general. By the time of Anastasius' death in 518, he held the influential position of excubitorum, commander of the palace guard.
BZ77950. Bronze , 9a, 29, 2/Cp/AE/11, 28, 397, 11, 2.7, 63, F, green , , uneven strike, 15.696 g, maximum 31.1 mm, 180o, 1st , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 10 Jul 518 - 1 Aug 527 A.D.; D N IVSTINVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, and right; large M (40 nummi), above, left, right, A (1st ) below, CON (Constantinople) in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $35.00 (€31.15)
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