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ID:     6231
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Justinian I
Date Ruled:     AD 527-565
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Tremissis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     A.D. 527-565
Diameter:     16.2 mm
Weight:     1.5 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG
Obverse Description:     Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB
Reverse Description:     Victory advancing right, head left, globus cruciger in left, wreath in right, star right, CONOB in exergue
Mint Mark:     CONOB
Mint:     Constantinople
Primary Reference:     SBCV 145
Reference2:     DOC I 19
Reference3:     MIB 19
Reference4:     BMC 22, Tolstoi 46, Ratto 467
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=2859
Notes:     While the reforms of Anastasius dramatically changed most Byzantine coinage from the earlier Roman types, the tremissis retained the traditional Roman profile bust and general design. This coin is impossible to precisely date because Justinian issued the type throughout his long reign.