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AE Pentanummium Justin I SB 111
Obverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: The tyche of Antioch seated L., to L. reverse E, all within shrine.
Mint: Antioch
Date: 518-527 AD
Sear 111, DO 57
10mm 1.99gm

Tyche was regarded as a patron deity of luck or good fortune for many cities in ancient greece. Pentanummia under Justin I have the seated figure of the Tyche of Antioch under an Arch. Gierson notes this to be one of the rare examples of a pagen type of diety in sixth century coinage.
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