Author Topic: Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY 13  (Read 105 times)

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Offline cam

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Hi,

This is my new coin and the first Byzantine coin in my collection. Would appreciate any additional info and references to the catalogues, where I may find some interesting facts. For instance, I am wondering, what Г stands for. The year is 527+13=540 (?).

Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY 13 (Sear 163; DOC 38b; MIBE 95a)

Obv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield; cross to right
Rev: Large M; date across field, cross above, Г below; CON in exergue

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Offline Manzikert

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The 'gamma' is the third letter of the Greek alphabet and was used as the number 3: here it indicates that the coin was struck in the third workshop of the Constantinople mint. You seem to have all the standard catalogue references already.

Alan

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Thanks a lot!
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