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ID number:  BIRBI-B0923
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Alexandria
Denomination:  33-nummi piece
Place made:  Lower Egypt: Alexandria
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  538-565
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  13.51
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7130. Tchalikian, from Cairo, 7th February 1970.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing wearing plumed helmet with diadem, cuirass and holding a shield depicting a cavalryman on l. arm and holding a globus cruciger in r. hand; cross above l. shoulder. Reverse: ΛΓ with cross above between.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTINI ANVS PP AVC (Our lord Justinian, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None. Mint mark: AΛЄƷ.

Bibliography:  MIB I 164

3 Related People

Alexandria



Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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