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ID:     711619
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     JUSTINIAN I
Date Ruled:     527-565 AD
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Half Follis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 540/1
Weight:     8.39 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     DN IVSTINI [ANVS PP] AVG
Obverse Description:     Helmeted facing bust, wearing cuirass, holding globus cruciger and shield
Reverse Legend:     K / ANNO XIIII / CON
Reverse Description:     Large K; cross above, ANNO XIIII at sides, CON
Mint:     Sicilian?
Primary Reference:     DOC II 313 (Constantine in Numidia)
Reference2:     SB 285 (Constantine in Numidia)
Reference3:     MIB III 243
Reference4:     E-C 122
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=76847
Grade:     Good VF, glossy yellow-green patina, a bit chipped along the edges, with patches of hard verdigris
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1619 Unusually well struck, on a broad flan