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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Justinian Dynasty| > |Justinian I| > BZ84928
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 173a, Tolstoi 221, Ratto 630, Wroth BMC 248, Sommer 4.74, Hahn MIB I 120a, SBCV 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 180o, 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; reverse 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; SOLD

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