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Justinian I, Copper, Half Follis, Antioch, 546/547

 
 

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, XX in left field, and  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, XX in left field, and  below.

Accession number BZC.1974.5.6
Catalogue ID as DOC I:149, no. 237a
Ruler Justinian I
Date of Reign 527–565
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Antioch
Date 546/547
Diameter 26.0 mm
Weight 9.86 g
Relation of Dies 11:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Note that the obverse die is in fact a follis die, though this is a half follis.

MIBE 149, no. 154a.

Acquisition History

From Henry Weller, 19 April 1974