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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1101
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Ravenna
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  552-565
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  4.20
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting Unnumbered. Glendining, 3rd May 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justinian, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet with pendilia, in r. hand globus cruciger, on l. shoulder shield with horseman device. Reverse: Encircling wreath, cross, star in each corner.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTI ANVS P AC (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC I. 366; MIB I 238

Notes:  Attributed by Whitting to Sicily.

3 Related People

Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Ravenna
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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