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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Justinian Dynasty| > |Justin II| > SL93536
Byzantine Empire, Justinian II, 10 July 685 - Late 695 and Summer 705 - 4 November 711 A.D.
|Justin| |II|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Justinian| |II,| |10| |July| |685| |-| |Late| |695| |and| |Summer| |705| |-| |4| |November| |711| |A.D.|, NEWJustinian II was an ambitious and passionate ruler who was keen to restore the Roman Empire to its former glories, but he responded brutally to any opposition to his will and lacked the finesse of his father, Constantine IV. Consequently, he generated enormous opposition to his reign, resulting in his deposition in 695 in a popular uprising. He only returned to the throne in 705 with the help of a Bulgar and Slav army. His second reign was even more despotic than the first, and it too saw his eventual overthrow in 711. He was abandoned by his army, who turned on him before killing him.
SL93536. Silver hexagram, SBCV 1259; DOC II-2 17; Hahn MIB 40; Wroth BMC 26; Tolstoi 74; Morrisson BnF -; Sommer -; Ratto -, NGC Ch VF, strike 3/5, surface 3/5 (6555578-002), Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.617g, maximum diameter 23.5mm, die axis 180o, 692 - 695 A.D.; obverse IhS CRISTVS REX REGNANTIVM (or similar), facing bust of Christ Pantokrator, cross behind his head, wearing pallium over colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left hand; reverse D IVSTINIANUS SERU CHRIST (or similar), Justinian standing facing, wearing crown and loros, right hand holding shaft of cross potent set on two steps, akakia in left hand; NGC| Lookup; very rare; SOLD










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