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Gold coins of Justin I Byzantine Emperor

July 10 518 through August 1 527

A military officer of peasant beginnings, Justin I was selected as successor to Anastasius.  He was basically a soldier and left many matters of State to his nephew Justinian I.  This lead to the "Age of Justinian" where most of the previous empire was reacquired and saw the reunification of the Eastern and Western Churches in March of 519..

 

1 1/2 Solidus

Constantinople

W-1    DO-NA   Sear-54    Berk-NA    MIB-1
W-1    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-NA

Byzant gold coin

Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W1, S-NA, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-NA, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.46g
Diameter - 20.0 mm
Die Axis - 185°
Accepted Striking Period - March 519
Officinae - None
Obverse Image - Seated Justin I with consular robes, holding mappa and cross, star in left field
Obverse Legend - DNIVSTI-NVSPPAVG, CONOB in exergue
Reverse Image - Two Angels with staffs facing and holding large cross. The right Angel has the ":upper hand" on the cross.
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGG, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Superior, Polished
Strike - Completely full
Flan Quality - Superior, 100% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (FDC)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Two small edge nicks at 260° on the Obverse and at 265° on the Reverse
Desirability - Extremely High
Rarity - Unique (Only 1 known)
Provenance - Purchased private treaty from Harlan Berk, July 1997
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - Whatever someone will pay
Inventory # - 10694-HBX9F7Z0Z7Z

 

 


W-2    DO-1    Sear-55    Berk-37    MIB-2
W-3    DO-2    Sear-56    Berk-38    MIB-3

      
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W3, S-56, DOC-2, Berk-38, MIB-3, R-383, BMC-1, BN-8
Weight in Grams - 4.45g
Diameter - 20.0 mm
Die Axis - 183°
Accepted Striking Period - 519-527
Officinae - S
Obverse Image - 3/4 facing Justin I wearing helmet with cross and diadem, holding spear and shield with horseman
Obverse Legend - DNIVSTI-NVSPPAVG
Reverse Image - Angel of Victory facing forward holding cross made of dots on left and globus with cross on right
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGGS, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, Highly Polished
Strike - Full with slight perifiral weakness
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Vertical die line to the left of cross on Reverse
Desirability - Must Have
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased private treaty from Harlan Berk, October 1994
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $450.00 - $600.00

 

 

Thessalonica

W-4    DO-NA   Sear-77a   Berk-NA    MIB-6
W-5    DO-27   Sear-77a   Berk-NA    MIB-7
W-1    DO-3    Sear-57    Berk-39    MIB-4

       
Denomination - Semissis
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W1, S-57, DOC-3, Berk-39(this coin), MIB-4, R-387, BMC-7, BN-13
Weight in Grams - 2.27g
Diameter - 18.6 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 518-527
Officinae - NA
Obverse Image - Right facing bust of Justin I with diadem
Obverse Legend - DNIVSTI-NVSPPAVG
Reverse Image - Angel of Victory seated facing right holding shield with XXXX. Star at left and cross with Christogram on right.
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGG, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Superior, with slight die erosion
Strike - Full
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal
Overall Condition Rating - Almost Mint State (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Light vertical die lines on Justin's neck on Obverse, also some die erosion at 90° to 145° on Obverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Sotheby's Sale #7214, Lot #63
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $550.00 - $700.00

 

W-1    DO-10a  Sear-58    Berk-40    MIB-5