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Follis (Coin) Portraying the Emperor Justinian I

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

538-539

Artist:

Byzantine, minted in Constantinople

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the emperor Justinian I, facing forward and holding a globe in his right hand; there is a cross above his left shoulder.

The back (reverse) depicts the letter M with a cross above.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Byzantine

Title

Follis (Coin) Portraying the Emperor Justinian I

Origin

Constantinople

Date

Struck 538 CE–539 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVC Reverse: M / ANNO XII / CON

Dimensions

Diam. 3.9 cm; 21.65 g

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne

Reference Number

1940.11

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