Justinian I; AE Penatanummium, Cherson
Description: Justinian I (527 - 565 AD). AE Pentanummium, Cherson mint. D N IVSTINIANVS; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTOR; emperor standing facing, head left, holding long cross and globe.
Diameter: AE15 mm
Weight: 2,78 g
Attribution: Sear 197A
Commentary: scarce; green patina, some roughness on reverse
History: Due to its remoteness on the Crimean Peninsula, Cherson was a popular destination for exile during the Roman and Byzantine empire.
Article Number: 047-03-05-41652