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Justinian I, Copper, Follis, Carthage, 527-565

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Justinian I facing right with diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum. Possible cross on the emperor’s breast.

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Reverse

with cross above and B below.

Exergue

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Obverse

Bust of Justinian I facing right with diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum. Possible cross on the emperor’s breast.

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Reverse

with cross above and B below.

Exergue

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Accession number BZC.1969.32
Ruler Justinian I
Date of Reign 527–565
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Carthage
Date 527565
Diameter 25.0 mm
Weight 11.98 g
Relation of Dies 2:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 1:162, no. 286c.1, but with normal obverse inscription.

Acquisition History

Gift of Philip Grierson, 8 July 1969, from F. S. Knobloch. He had this coin many years. Philip Grierson had a photograph of the coin since 1953.