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Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.
In 529, Justinian I closed down the philosophical schools in Athens; the impact on the city is much debated, but is generally taken to mark the end of the ancient history of Athens.
BZ88956. Bronze follis, DOC I 206a, Wroth BMC 277, Tolstoi 247, Ratto 648, Morrisson BnF I 4/An/AE/2, Hahn MIB I 130, SBCV 214, Sommer 4.81, VF, choice obverse, scratches, 1st officina, Theoupolis (Antioch) mint, weight 17.165g, maximum diameter 34.6mm, die axis 180o
, 529 - 533 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, Justinian enthroned facing holding long scepter in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand; reverse large M (40 nummi), cross above, star left, crescent right, A (officina letter) below, + THEuP in exergue; ex Ephesus Numismatics; scarce
Catalog current as of Friday, August 23, 2019.
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