Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by cplradar, Oct 18, 2021.
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Byzantine Solidus Justinian Victory
Gold, 21 mm, 4.43 gm
Struck: AD 527-537 Constantinople
Obverse: Justinian facing 1/4 right, holding spear over shoulder
Reverse: Victory standing facing holding cross and globe
Good save, WB2. This thread was headed to General Discussion but I’ll send it to Ancient Coins, now.
Byzantine Empire: gold tremissis of Justinian I, ca. 527-565 AD
Nice Diocletian, but that coin was already over 230 years old by 536 AD when they had that year of never ending winter.
Hell, I'm almost that (230). Just got the notion the thread was turning ancient, and my coin stock is quite limited.......
It was supposed to be in general discussions. I miss posted it somehow.
BTW, this Savant person sounds like a wise man.
That coin certainly is in the finest style of the period. I have no Byzantine coins, but would prefer this over any facing-portrait Solidus of Justinian.
I always wondered what those things were hanging from Justinian's ears and now I know. Given that the Byzantines did things so ornately I did not not recognize them for what they actually are. Hearing about all that cold weather finally cleared it up, Earmuffs!
Good stuff, thanks for posting. Here's an account that's not behind a paywall.
ER Justinian I 527-565 CE AE Folles 30mm 17g 40 Nummi M monogram
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