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BYZANTINE, Anonymous Half-Siliqua, Struck at Constantinople (c.530AD), Bendall Type 8c
Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust of Constantinople facing right.
Reverse: Large K in a pearl border.

S. Bendall made an attempt at the classification and chronology of these types. He accepted the general conclusion that the oldest issues, of very fine style, were struck during the inauguration of the new capital of the empire on May 11th, A.D.330. Bendall, having analyzed the changes in style, suggested that some issues were struck on the anniversaries of the founding of Constantinople in A.D.430 and A.D.530, and that other variants might have been issued during the reign of Justinian I to celebrate the reconquest of Italy.

Atelier : Constantinople (Istanbul en Turquie) - Ref : Bendall Type 8c - Sommer 7.109 (Maurice), TolstoÔ 28, 612 - Rare
0,80 g / 13-15 mm - Etat presque Extremely Fine
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wileyc  [Feb 04, 2016 at 03:13 AM]
very nice>
Simon  [Oct 22, 2016 at 09:18 PM]
rexesq  [Jan 05, 2018 at 11:18 AM]
Very intetesting! Beautiful coin!