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ANC-1299

540 AD Byzantine Empire AE Follis.

-Issued under the rule of Justinian I, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (527-565 AD).
-Obverse features a helmeted and cuirassed bust of the emperor holding globe with cross, facing.
-Reverse depicts a large 'M', 'ANNO' to the left, cross above, regnal year 'XIII' right, officina 'AB' below.
-Minted in [CON] Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey).
-Struck from bronze.
-Condition: Ungraded.

Price:  $130.00 

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Obverse legend: 'DN IVSTINANVS PP AVG'

One of the most important figures of late antiquity and possibly the last Roman emperor to speak Latin as a first language, Justinians rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the Later Roman empire.
The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time and domain; Justinians reign is marked by the ambitious but only partly realized renovatio imperii, or 'restoration of the Empire'.

Diameter: 38 mm
Weight: 23.6 grams

Catalog number: Sear(Byz)#163, DO#37-61, BMC#39-101