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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Justinian Dynasty| > |Justinian I| > BZ91867
Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.
On 19 April 531, a Byzantine army (20,000 men) under command of Belisarius was defeated by the Persians in the Battle of Callinicum, at Ar-Raqqah (northern Syria). Justinian I negotiated an end to the hostilities and Belisarius was hailed as a hero.
BZ91867. Bronze follis, cf. DOC I 28b, Morrisson BnF 4/Cp/AE/6, Wroth BMC 29, Tolstoi 84, Ratto 483, Hahn MIB 84, SBCV 158, Sommer 4.14, F, well centered, dark brown patina with earthen highlighting, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 16.597g, maximum diameter 31.1mm, die axis 180o, 527 - 532 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, star on shoulder; reverse large M (40 nummi), star left, cross above, cross right, B(?) below, CON (Constantinople) in exergue; SOLD

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