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Lot 0287
**Originally Listed At $100**

Byzantine Empire, Justin II, ca. 565 to 578 CE. Kyzicus mint. AE Follis (13.9 g) Obverse: Justin II and Sophia enthroned facing. Reverse: Large M, cross above, ANNO to left, date in exergue; KYZ. DOC-122a. Size: 1.2" W (3 cm)

Justin II joined by his wife Sophia shown on a throne is an interesting image that is only shown on bronze coins, and not coins of other material or any seals. Justin's reign was marked by the loss of most of Italy to the Lombards and various other unsuccessful wars.

Provenance: private California, USA collection

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Byzantine AE Bronze Coin of Justin II

Estimate $200 - $300Jul 30, 2018