Co 510 (Late Roman-Early Byzantine half-follis of Justin II from Thessalonica) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCI Justin II 61, p. 221
Description
R. Weir: curious die-engraver‘s error: the cross was originally carved in the wrong place and was then partially obliterated by the upper arm of the kappa.
Preservation comment
Wear: F. Angular clipping into two edges; extensive, minute pitting and cracking across surface; one large pit delaminated from obverse center right. Incipient pale green bronze disease.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 69, no. 1067 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Justin II, A.D. 565/6, Uncertain, AE4“)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
half-foliis
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
20.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
5.36
Obverse Description
Facing helmeted and cuirassed bust of emperor, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield on right arm
Obverse Inscription
D N IVS[TINVS PP A]V
Reverse Inscription
Large Κ; above, cross; to left and right, A|N|N|O – I (= regnal year 1); below, TⲈS
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 510 (Late Roman-Early Byzantine half-follis of Justin II from Thessalonica).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0510>