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Justinian II, Copper, Half Follis, Constantinople, 693/694

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian II. No inscription.

Symbol

Six-pointed star in right field.

Reverse

with N|O in left field, Θ in right field, and E below.

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian II. No inscription.

Symbol

Six-pointed star in right field.

Reverse

with N|O in left field, Θ in right field, and E below.

Accession number BZC.1974.5.18
Ruler Justinian II
Date of Reign 685–695, 705–711
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 693/694
Diameter 23.0 mm
Weight 3.58 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

The reverse of this coin was overstruck. Cf. DOC 2.2:586, no. 24. Grierson first read the date as E, but it looks more like Θ. This reading is accepted by Hahn.

MIB 3:265, no. 47 (citing only this coin, as DO [n.a.]).

Acquisition History

From Henry Weller, 19 April 1974