Co 1100 (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 84, p. 225
Preservation comment
Wear: F+. Irregular chipping around edge almost to a ragged state; rare, slight pitting and uncommon, slight scratching and fissuring. Wide areas of incipient, pale green bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 70, no. 1077 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
half-foliis
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
22.0
Numismatic Mint
Thessalonica
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
5.84
Obverse Description
Facing full-length figures of emperor and empress, nimbate and enthroned, Justin holding globus cruciger in right hand and Sophia holding scepter cruciger in left hand
Obverse Inscription
[D N IVSTI-NV]S PP AV
Reverse Inscription
Large K; above, Θ⁺Ⲥ; to left and right, A|N|N|O - XII; below, TⲈS
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1100 (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/co1100>