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Byzantine follis and decanummium

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whitetd49:
Greetungs.  This is my first attempt at attributing Byzantines.  No references, just use WW and Forum so if I'm way off, please help!

28mm, Anonymous follis, Class A2(???)
Obv: Christ, nimbate facing, Book of Gospels (?)
Rev:  +IhSUS/XRISTUS/BASIL(e?)/BASIL(e?) in four lines
strange lines at bottom ???

18mm, Ae decanummium
Justinian I, 527-565 AD
Obv:  DN IVSTINI ANVS PP AVC (STIN visible left)
Rev:  I, cross above, A/N/N/O left, regnal year rt., XXXV
Constantinople, 561-662 AD
Sear BYz 167, Berk 220

How close am I?

vercingetorix:
You got it almost right, the first coin may be indeed an A2 class anonymous follis, though it depends on the weight, not specified in your description: the decanummium is of Justinian I, as you said, but I think it is year 36 and not 35. Also you must know that legends are not important when you have such a big regnal year, because only Justinian I reigned for 37 years  

whitetd49:
Thanks!  Don't have a scale at home, will weigh it tomorrow.

whitetd49:
The follis is 7.13 g.  Is that compatible with a class A2 follis?

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