Justinian I (542/3 CE) AE Follis

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Locale: Constantinople mint
Issuer: Justinian I 
Date542/3 CE (Regnal Year 16)

Denomination: AE Follis (19.98g)
Obverse: D N IVSTINI ANVS PP AVC, cuirassed and helmeted facing bust, holding globus cruciger; cross in right field.
Reverse: Large M (denomination); cross above, ANNO ("year") to left, X/VI ("16") to right; B/CON (Constantinople).

Literature: S-163; D.O. 41a; M.I.B. 95a
Preservation: Pleasing even brown surfaces and an attractive, wide-nosed portrait.