Justinian I; AE Follis, Nicomedia
Description: Justinian I (527 - 565 AD). AE Follis, Nicomedia mint 550-1 AD. D N IVSTINIANVS P F AVG; helmeted, diademed and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield decorated with horseman and enemy motif, cross in right field / Large M, ANNO left, XXIIII right, cross above, B beneath, NIKO in ex.
Diameter: AE35 mm
Weight: 17,28 g
Attribution: SB 201
Commentary: light and dark brown patina, some deposits and malachite patches
History: Justinian I was the last Roman Emperor to speak Latin as a first language.
Article Number: 062-04-04-42747