10 Nummi - Justinian I Thessalonica; Type ☩

Features

Issuer Byzantine Empire (Byzantine states)
Emperor Justinian I the Great (527-565)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 527-565
Value Decanummium = 10 Nummi (10⁄7200)
Currency First Solidus Nomisma (498-720)
Composition Copper
Weight 3.7 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 298654
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References BCV# 187
David R. Sear, Simon Bendall, Michael Dennis O'Hara; 2006. Byzantine coins and their values (2nd edition). Seaby, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Lettering: DN IVSTINIANVS P A

Translation:
D(-ominus) N(-oster) IVSTINIANVS P(-erpetuus) A(-ugustus)
"Our Lord Justinian, Perpetual Emperor"

Reverse

Large I surmounted by cross, A to left, P to right.

Lettering:

A I P

Translation: I : "10" nummi (= decanummium).

Mint

Thessalonica, Macedonia, modern-day Thessaloniki, Greece

Comments

Variant of BCV 187.
Obverse legend can vary.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (527-565) 

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