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Justinian I, Copper, Follis, Antioch, 542/543

 
 

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.

[  ]NIVSTI-NVSPPVI

Symbol

Cross in right field.

Reverse

with cross above, E below, |N|N|O in left field, and X and six-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

CEPO

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.

[  ]NIVSTI-NVSPPVI

Symbol

Cross in right field.

Reverse

with cross above, E below, |N|N|O in left field, and X and six-pointed star in right field.

Exergue

CEPO

Accession number BZC.1974.5.5
Ruler Justinian I
Date of Reign 527–565
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Antioch
Date 542/543
Diameter 40.0 mm
Weight 21.21 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

MIBE 146, no. 144b.

Acquisition History

From Henry Weller, 19 April 1974