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Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.
Justinian's sole rule lasted almost four decades during which he re-conquered N. Africa, Italy, and parts of Spain, codified the legal system, and built St. Sophia. Unfortunately, he depleted the treasure built by Anastasius and most of his territory gains were lost shortly after his death.
BZ84928. Bronze follis
, DOC I
630, Wroth BMC
4.74, Hahn MIB I
207, Morrisson BnF
I -, Choice
gVF, well centered
on a broad flan
, dark patina
with earthen highlighting, slight double strike, edge crack, 1st officina
, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, weight
20.345g, maximum diameter
36.1mm, die axis
, 547 - 548 A.D.; obverse
D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust
facing, globus cruciger
in right hand, shield
in left hand, to right cross
large M (40 nummi), cross
above, A/N/N/O left, regnal year X/X/I right, A (officina
1) below, KYZ (Cyzicus) in exergue
; huge 36 mm bronze
Catalog current as of Friday, May 24, 2019.
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