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Justin I, Copper, Half Follis, Thessalonike, 518-527

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Justin I facing right.

DNIVSTI-NVSPPVC

Reverse

with staurogram () to the left and an eight-pointed star to the right.

Obverse

Bust of Justin I facing right.

DNIVSTI-NVSPPVC

Reverse

with staurogram () to the left and an eight-pointed star to the right.

Accession number BZC.1968.9
Ruler Justin I
Date of Reign 518–527
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Thessalonike
Date 518527
Diameter 26.0 mm
Weight 7.83 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Grierson attributes the coin to Thessalonike partly because of the style of the bust with the prominent “epaulet” on the left shoulder, and partly because the eight-pointed star and absence of officina letter at this date would exclude Constantinople.

Not in DOC. MIBE 106, no. 72 (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]).

Acquisition History

Gift of Philip Grierson; Purchased from Henry Weller, 8 July 1968