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Offline gpimper

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Justin I or Justinian I?
« on: March 24, 2020, 01:55:02 AM »
Heavy AE Follis.  19g and 3cm...big coin.  Very cool :-)  About 527 AD.  Constantinople mint.  Rather large and heavy for the time.  I love Sear!

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Re: Justin I or Justinian I?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 10:31:24 AM »
Not much left of the legends. But going on the remainder you are certainly in the right region !
Regarding the spelling Justin or Justinian, i think the first is generally used in English speaking countries, while historically Justinian or Justinianus would be more proper.

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Re: Justin I or Justinian I?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 12:46:27 PM »
No TH, I'm afraid they are two different emperors, Justin I (518-527, Justinus) and Justinian I (527-565, Justinianus), uncle and nephew I believe. Just to confuse matters the image in Sear's book that gpimper has posted is of a short lived joint issue of both, 4th April to 1 August 527.

I think his coin is most likely of Justinian, Sear 158 or similar.

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Re: Justin I or Justinian I?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 01:10:44 PM »
Thanks for the clear-up Alan !

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Re: Justin I or Justinian I?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 07:54:28 PM »
Thank you Alan.  That's why I ask :-)  Many folks out there know more about this stuff than I.  Appreciate!
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