Justinian I, (527-565), AE follis, Constantinople mint, (21.08 g) issued year 12 = 538-9, officina A, obv. Justinian bust facing, DN IVSTINI ANVS PP AVC, rev. M, A below, year XII, CON in exergue, large thin flan, (S.163, DOC 37a, BMC 39, R.492) (illustrated); another Constantinople mint, (20.39 g), year 18 = 544-5, officina E, rev. similar E below, year X/U/III, (S.163, DOC 43f, BMC 75). Dark green and brown patination for the first coin, brown for the second, very fine - nearly extremely fine, scarce. (2)
Ex Dr. V.J.A. Flynn Collection and previously from A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., with tickets.