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Justinian II, Copper, Follis, Carthage, 686/687

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian II, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. |N|N|O in left field, II in right field.

]TIN[ - ]PPV

Reverse

Exergue

KT

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian II, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. |N|N|O in left field, II in right field.

]TIN[ - ]PPV

Reverse

Exergue

KT

Accession number BZC.1970.27.15
Catalogue ID as DOC 2.2:588, no. 29
Ruler Justinian II
Date of Reign 685–695, 705–711
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Carthage
Date 686/687
Diameter 17.0 mm
Weight 3.78 g
Relation of Dies 5:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

As DOC 2.2:588, no. 29 (better specimen). Grierson notes (DOC 2.2:588, note 29) that this specimen was published by Longuet (“Notes de numismatique byzantine”). But he recognized upon acquiring this specimen that his own conjecture about the letter to the left of the was incorrect. The  is part of NNO, not the numeral , as he had suggested.

H. Longuet, “Notes de numismatique byzantine,” 5, no. 5, plate I.5

MIB 3:265, no. 52.

Acquisition History

From Henry Weller, 1 July 1970, from MMAG Basle, from Henry Longuet Collection