Justin II; AE Follis, Nikomedia
Description: Justin II (565 - 578 AD). AE Follis, Nikomedia mint 569-570 AD (regnal year 5). DN IVSTINVS P P AV, Justin II seated left and Sophia right, both nimbate and facing on double throne, he holds a globus cruciger, she holds a cruciform scepter, cross above center / Large M between ANNO and U (date), cross above, A below, NIKO in ex.
Diameter: AE30 mm
Weight: 10,86 g
Attribution: DOC 97a; SB 369
Commentary: dark green patina, minor roughness, sharp details and good patina
History: During the first days of his reign, Justin II proclaimed universal religious toleration, which probably must have had some effect with the last outburst of pagan pursecution only after 578 AD.
Article Number: 052-04-03-41652