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ID:     12087
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Justinian I
Date Ruled:     AD 527-565
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Follis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     A.D. 538 - 539
Diameter:     30.9 mm
Weight:     23.159 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG
Obverse Description:     Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield, to right cross
Reverse Description:     Large M, cross above, ANNO left, regnal year XII right, Γ ( = officina 3 ) below, CON in ex
Mint Mark:     CON
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 163
Reference2:     DOC 33
Reference3:     Hahn 95a
Reference4:     Berk 217
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=9767