Justinian I; AE Penatanummium, Cherson
Description: Justinian I (527 - 565 AD). AE Pentanummium, Cherson mint. D N IVSTINIANVS; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark (?) punch / Monogram of Cherson.
Diameter: AE16 mm
Weight: 2 g
Attribution: DOC 108; MIBE 253; Anokhin 314
Commentary: olive green patina, intriguing punch on obverse
History: In 581 AD Cherson was besieged by Göktürks, Turc people, whose distant relatives bring the empire to its ultimate end nearly 9 centuries later.
Article Number: 054-02-02-41652