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ID:     IVAZTINVZ
Type:     Ancient Imitations
Region:     Eastern Europe, Thrace or Asia Minor
Issuer:     Justin I copy by unknown or unofficial issuer
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Follis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD c 520-530
Diameter:     29 mm
Weight:     12.31 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     D N IVĪ›ZTI - NZ P P AVC
Obverse Description:     Contemporary copy of Constantinople Follis of Justin I, Cf. SB 62 Diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Description:     Large M between two stars; above, cross; beneath E; in ex, C[ON]
Mint Mark:     CON
Mint:     unofficial, unknown
Primary Reference:     Cf. SB 62
Reference2:     DO 8
Photograph Credit:     Mark Lehman
Source:     McCollum Collection
Notes:     Contemporary copy of Constantinople Follis of Justin I, Cf. SB 62, if not for the "variant" legend, it might be very difficult to tell from official