Justinian I; 8 Nummi, Thessalonica
Description: Justinian I (527 - 565 AD). 8 Nummi, Thessalonica. DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG; pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / Large H, A to left, P right, cross between two dots above.
Diameter: AE18 mm
Weight: 2,72 g
Attribution: SB 190, DOC 100b
Commentary: scarce; flat strike on obverse
History: 5 years after his ascend to power, Justinian nearly lost the throne in so called Nika Riots - an city-wide uprising which began as a consequence of hooligan-like riots during chariot races.
Article Number: 006-06-01-41652