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ID:     3730
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Justinian I
Date Ruled:     AD 527-565
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Follis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     A.D. 541 - 542
Diameter:     38 mm
Weight:     23.7 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG
Obverse Description:     Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing holding globus cruciger and shield, shield decorated with a horseman brandishing a spear, cross right
Reverse Legend:     M / ANNO / Xy / Δ / CON
Reverse Description:     Large M, cross above, ANNO left Xy (year 15 right), Δ (officina 4) below, CON in exergue
Mint Mark:     CON
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 0163
Reference2:     DO 40d
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=2866