Justinian       527-565 AD

 

Justinian 527-565 AD

Gold solidus, 21 mm, 4.49 gm.
Obv.: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI
Helmeted bust holding globus cruciger in right hand, shield over left shoulder.
Rev.: CONOB, VICTORIA AVGGG
Angel standing facing, holding long cross in right hand and globus in left; star in right field.

Constantinople, Justinian I, ca. 527-565 AC.

Justinian I (ca. 482 AD - 565 AD) (Justinian the Great) attempted to restore the Roman Empire by re-conquering the lost western half of the empire. Justinian rewrote Roman law known as the Corpus Juris Civilis. , which would later influence European and Russian civil law. Justinian was a prolific builder, under his reign the Hagia Sophia was completed.

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