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ID number:  BIRBI-B0489
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  555-557
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.40
Weight (g):  16.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7791. Meridian 14th April 1971.

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, cross in r. of field. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSPINI ANVS PPAYI (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XXʕIIII. Off: Δ (4). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl.XX AE52a, MIB I pl.20 95

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Whitting, Philip David
Justinian I
14th November 565
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