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Justin II, Copper, Follis, Antioch, 566

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justin II in cuirass and helmet with crest and diadem with pendilia. Globe surmounted by Victory figure who crowns him in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder. Blundered inscription.

  [   ]NIV-I[        ]

Symbol

Cross in right field.

Reverse

with cross above, Γ below, |N|N|O in left field, and I with eight-pointed star above and below in right field.

Exergue

HPˊ

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justin II in cuirass and helmet with crest and diadem with pendilia. Globe surmounted by Victory figure who crowns him in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder. Blundered inscription.

  [   ]NIV-I[        ]

Symbol

Cross in right field.

Reverse

with cross above, Γ below, |N|N|O in left field, and I with eight-pointed star above and below in right field.

Exergue

HPˊ

Accession number BZC.1967.17.7
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:241, no. 143a
Ruler Justin II
Date of Reign 565–578
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Antioch
Date 566
Diameter 32.0 mm
Weight 18.68 g
Relation of Dies 5:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

DOC 1:241, note for (143)–147 clarifies that “the issues with [eight-pointed star] were presumably struck in the year of Justin’s consulship.”

MIBEC 100, no. 54b (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]).

Acquisition History

Purchased from Henry Weller, 17 March 1967