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Justinian II, Copper, Follis, Syracuse, 708-710

 
 

Obverse

Standing figures of Justinian II and Tiberios, each holding long cross. No inscription.

Reverse

with monogram above and eight-pointed stars in left and right fields.

Exergue

SCL

Obverse

Standing figures of Justinian II and Tiberios, each holding long cross. No inscription.

Reverse

with monogram above and eight-pointed stars in left and right fields.

Exergue

SCL

Accession number BZC.1986.2
Ruler Justinian II
Date of Reign 685–695, 705–711
Associated Authority Tiberios (son of Justinian II)
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Syracuse
Date 708710
Diameter 27.09 x 22.8 mm
Weight 3.62 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Not in DOC (but compare DOC 2.2:661, no. [20 bis]). The type was first published from a specimen in his own collection by S. Bendall, (“A New Sicilian Follis”). Since on this specimen the left side of the design was off-flan, Bendall thought the two figures were holding between them a long cross. Hahn (MIB 3) also cites a specimen in Milan. 

MIB 3:275, no. 52 and plate 48.

S. Bendall, “A New Sicilian Follis of the Second Reign of Justinian II,” 579.

Acquisition History

Spink's Numismatic Circular, 5 March 1986, acquired by Philip Grierson in Spink's during January