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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1124
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Decanummium
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  552-553
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.70
Weight (g):  4.24
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2987. Spink, 22nd August 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing r. wearing diadem, cuirass and paludamentum [all in mirror image]. Reverse: Cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVST[…] ANVS AVC (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity) [all in mirror image]. Reverse: I (10). ANN[…] X X VI (Year 26). Mint mark: P.

Bibliography:  DOC I. 357; MIB I 101

Notes:  Attributed by Bellinger to Perugia, attributed by Hahn to "an imitative mint".

3 Related People

Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Uncertain mint



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