Justinian I; AE Follis, Antioch
Description: Justinian I (527 - 565 AD). AE Follis, Theoupolis (Antioch) mint, year 13 (539/540 AD). D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI; diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian facing, holding globus cruciger and shield, cross in right field / Large M, cross above, Γ below, ANNO left, XIII right, ΘVΠO in ex.
Diameter: AE40 mm
Weight: 21,68 g
Attribution: DO 215c; MIBE 143; Sear 218
Commentary: dark grey patina with some metal shining through, large flan, greek mint name
History: Justinian I died on 14th of November 565 and his body rested in peace until 1204 when Latin crusaders took the city and desecrated his tomb.
Article Number: 058-04-02-42386