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Justinian I, Copper, Half Follis, Antioch, 539/540

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian I in helmet with plume, diadem with trefoil ornament on front, and cuirass. Globus cruciger in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

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Symbol

Cross in right field.

Reverse

with cross above, |N|N|O in left field, XIII in right field, and Θ̅Υ̅ below.

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian I in helmet with plume, diadem with trefoil ornament on front, and cuirass. Globus cruciger in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

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Symbol

Cross in right field.

Reverse

with cross above, |N|N|O in left field, XIII in right field, and Θ̅Υ̅ below.

Accession number BZC.1969.37.1
Ruler Justinian I
Date of Reign 527–565
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Antioch
Date 539/540
Diameter 30.0 mm
Weight 8.98 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 1:148, no. 235.3.

MIBE 149, no. 152.

Acquisition History

Gift of Genova Bistrakapka, 1969