Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by AuldFartte, Feb 18, 2021.
Coin is slightly darker than the seller's photo above.
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Justinian I (527 - 565 A.D.)
O: DN ISTINI-ANVS PP AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and a shield.
R: Large M, cross above, ANNO left, regnal year XXXI right, G ( = officina 3 ) below, THEUP in ex.
Theoupolis - Antiochia
Justinian. Sear 207. Year 12 (unfortunately corroded and weak)
Very large at 42 mm and 21.79 grams.
Justinian. Sear 207. Year 19. 35 mm. 19.33 grams.
Justinian. Sear 207. Year 23. 37-35 mm. 19.26 grams.
Justinian. Sear 207. Year 31. 33-32 mm. 15.14 grams.
I guess I love big coins!
@AuldFartte ... good looking coin.
My Eastern Romans are usually pretty worn.
ER Justinian I 527-565 CE AE Folles 30mm 17g 40 Nummi M monogram
I know he is holding a globus cruciger, but in most of these coins it kinda looks like he is giving us the finger, right?
Here's my Justinian I Follis from Constantinople, Reginal Year 16, 35mm, 17.78g.
I have my eye on a 40mm. I really want a big flan follis. You're gonna tempt me into pulling the trigger lol.
If coin dealers sold coins by the pound, those specializing in Byzantines would be very wealthy dealers.
That honey brown and smooth patina can be hard to come by on Byzantine coins.
Justinian was a ruler with an eye for the future. His codification of the Roman Law was for the ages as was his Hagia Sophia and reincarnation of the Western Empire. I wonder if he thought that making his coins so large and impressive was a way to immortalize himself in an additional manner. If so, I can forgive his hubris.
Are there Dansco albums for them?
Here’s a half follis:
Here is my best , got it last year , the end of October. 40mm and 22.50gr
That coin is amazing!
As you can see it's a little light and pre-reform...
Justinian I (527-565 A.D.)
AE Follis, Constantinople Mint, 10 grams, 28mm
Obverse: Diademed, Draped and Cuirassed Bust Right, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG
Reverse: Large M, cross above, star to left and right, officina letter below
Reference: SB 160, Dumbarton Oaks Collection 30.
Picked up this today ... have wanted an example over 40mm for some time.
Will be quite the monster in hand.. can't wait.
Byzantine Empire, Justinian I (527-565) AE follis
Condition: Very Fine
Weight: 23.4 g
Diameter: 42.3 mm
Beautiful example, congratulations.
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