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NUMMUS: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI - VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM CONOB (~527-565 A.D.) patreon.com/ProVaticanus Obverse: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: …More
NUMMUS: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI - VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM CONOB (~527-565 A.D.) patreon.com/ProVaticanus Obverse: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory standing right, head left, holding wreath and cross on globe, star to right, mintmark CONOB. Issuer: Byzantine emperor Justinian I (527-565 AD). Specifications: Gold, 15 mm, 1.50 g. Constantinople mint. Grade: NGC MS; Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, "wrinkled", cert. number 4170211-001. Purchased raw. Reference: DOC 19; MIBE 19; SB 145.* Provenance: Ex-Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 294, Lot 820, 16 January 2013.* Notes: Justinian the First, otherwise known as "Justinian the Great", was known for his legal reforms, which became the foundation upon which much of modern civil law in the West rests to this day. Comments: Despite some slight waviness to the flan, this is a very well struck tremissis. Josh Moran of Civitas Galleries commented on the Collectors Universe forums: "I don't know that I've seen a better portrait on a Justinian tremissis. Very nice example." I consider that high praise. (Cited from: cointalk.com/…old-tremissis-of-justinian-i-ca-527-565-ad.316770/) Gratias ago Deo per instrumenta de Jove Mauro Cámara. #JustinianTheGreat #RomanEmpire #Numismatics zazzle.com/ProVaticanus