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Justinian I, Copper, Decanummium, Rome, 555/556

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian I in plumed helmet, diadem, and cuirass. Globus cruciger in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

DNIVSTINI-NVSPP

Reverse

I with |N|N|O in left field and XX|VIIII in right field, all within a large wreath.

Obverse

Frontal bust of Justinian I in plumed helmet, diadem, and cuirass. Globus cruciger in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

DNIVSTINI-NVSPP

Reverse

I with |N|N|O in left field and XX|VIIII in right field, all within a large wreath.

Accession number BZC.2012.004
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:185, nos. 349.1–4
Ruler Justinian I
Date of Reign 527–565
Metal Copper
Denomination Decanummium
Mint Rome
Date 555/556
Diameter 16.0 mm
Weight 2.49 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

MIBE 165, no. 229a.

Acquisition History

Peter Schwartz, July 2012, from James H. Schwartz Collection, from Rudnik Numismatics, San Jose, CA