Justin II; AE Follis, Constantinople
Description: Justin II (565 - 578 AD). AE Follis, Constantinople mint, year 9. DN IVSTINVS PP AVC Justin, on left and Sophia on right, seated facing on double throne / Large M between ANNO and regnal year 9 (GI-II), cross above, B below, CON in ex.
Diameter: AE32 mm
Weight: 15,6 g
Attribution: SBCV 360; DOC I 36e.2
Commentary: brown and green patina, obverse off-center
History: The decision of Justin not to pay the potential enemies' peacful behaviour, caused the Avars to move into the territory of Gepids and was direct reason for the Lombard moving West and invading Byzantine Italy.
Article Number: 046-01-01-41652