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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0191
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  518-527
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  13.84
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0568.
BIRBI-B0191.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justin facing r. wearing diadem, curiass and paludamentum. Reverse: Cross above, star in l. field and r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D[…]TT NVS PP AVC (Our lord Justin, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: M (40). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Є(5).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 8e; MIB I, 11.2

Notes:  Double-struck on reverse; probably also double struct on obverse, so as to make Justin's head unusually thin.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin I
Byzantine
c.450
1st August 527
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