Justinian I; AE Pentanummium, Antioch
Description: Justinian I (527 - 565 AD). AE Pentanummium, Antioch mint 539-545 AD. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / Large E with central cross, B right.
Diameter: AE16 mm
Weight: 1,5 g
Attribution: DOC 268; SB 244
Commentary: dark patina with light deposits
History: After the earthquake of 526 AD and Persian sack of the city 12 years later, Antioch never recovered to former splendor and its population decreased by some 300 000.
Article Number: 054-06-04-41652