First off is a coin that I think I like more than most of my gold Byzantine coins. Justinian's head is just massive and dominates the coin. I haven't seen another quite like it, though admittedly I haven't spent a lot of time searching. The lettering is mostly clear and the coin itself has a nice, glossy look to it. Truly, a coin worthy of such an important figure: Justinian I AD 527-565. Dated RY 13=AD 539-540. Nikomedia. 2nd officina Follis or 40 Nummi Æ 35 mm, 15,08 g D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVC, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger in his right hand and shield with his left, in field to right, cross / ANNO XIII NIK, Large M, above, cross, below, B DOC 117b; MIB 114; Sear 201. Next up is Justinian's nephew, Justin II and his wife Sophia. This coin is rougher, which I believe means the patina has been removed? In any case, this coin actually looks nicer in person, although I think it still looks pretty good in the picture. Again, the lettering is clear for the most part, as are the figures. Justin II and Sophia AD 565-578. Nikomedia Follis or 40 Nummi Æ 30 mm, 14,54 g D N IVSTI-NVS P P, Justin and Sophia, both nimbate, enthroned facing, Justin holding globus cruciger and Sophia holding cruciform scepter / Large M, cross above, ANNO II-II across fields, A below, NIKO in exergue. DOC 98a; Sear 369. Post your first or your favorite Byzantine Follis coins.