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Justinian II, Copper, Half Follis, Constantinople, 685-695

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian II, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. Globus cruciger in right hand. No inscription.

Reverse

with cross above and |N in left field.

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian II, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. Globus cruciger in right hand. No inscription.

Reverse

with cross above and |N in left field.

Accession number BZC.1969.25.4
Ruler Justinian II
Date of Reign 685–695, 705–711
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 685695
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 3.35 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

Class 2 half follis of Constans II (DOC 2.2:461, no. 91 = MIB 3:251, no. 181).

Commentary

This coin is a half follis of Class V overstruck on Class II of Constans II.

Cf. DOC 2.2:585, no. 19, but no cross in field. Identity uncertain.

MIB 3:265, no. 46.

Acquisition History

Acquired from Henry Weller, 2 July 1969