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ID:     196046
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     JUSTINIAN I
Date Ruled:     AD 527-565
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Follis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD Dated RY 16 (542/3
Diameter:     44 mm
Weight:     22.72 g
Obverse Legend:     D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG
Obverse Description:     Helmeted and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger and shield
Reverse Legend:     M / A/N/N/O / XΓ / A/CHEUPO
Reverse Description:     Large M between A/N/N/O and XΓ; A/CHEUPO
Mint Mark:     A/CHEUPO
Mint:     Antioch/Theoupolis
Primary Reference:     DOC I 216
Reference2:     SB 219
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=52109
Grade:     Good VF, dark green patina.
Notes:     It is rare to find such a remarkably strong strike from Antioch mint.