Solid Sterling Silver with 18kt Gold Plate
Dimensions: 1 3/8″ wide by 1 5/8″ high including Finding
Emperor Justinian I ruled from 527 to 565 AD. His reign is characterized by his colossal efforts to strengthen the empire and return it to its former glory. Justinian’s reign saw prodigious architectural and artistic manufacture and patronage; his greatest achievement, the rebuilding of Hagia Sophia. The reign of Justinian is considered to be the greatest of Byzantine history. He and his wife Empress Theodora are commemorated on November 14th.
Justinian I, AE Follis. Constantinople. 527-565 AD. DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing holding cross on globe and shield; cross to right
Reverse: Large M (Greek numeral for 40), ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right, officina letter below, mintmark CON. (132 known combinations). SB 163, DOC 37-61.