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Justinian I, Copper, Decanummium, Ravenna, 542-547

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Justinian I facing right.

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Reverse

I with six-pointed star in left and right fields, all enclosed by a wreath.

Obverse

Bust of Justinian I facing right.

DNIVSTI-[

Reverse

I with six-pointed star in left and right fields, all enclosed by a wreath.

Accession number BZC.1971.37.7
Ruler Justinian I
Date of Reign 527–565
Metal Copper
Denomination Decanummium
Mint Ravenna
Date 542547
Diameter 16.0 mm
Weight 3.3 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 1:176, no. 326. Grierson notes that “the neat wreath is like that of the 'autonomous' Ravenna coins”; cf. W. Wroth, Catalogue of the Coins of the Vandals, Ostrogoths and Lombards: And of the Empires of Thessalonica, Nicaea and Trebizond in the British Museum, plate XIV, 10–13.

MIBE 165, no. 227.

Acquisition History

Gift of Philip Grierson, 19 July 1971, from H. A. Cahn, 15 June 1971