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ID number:  BIRBI-B4393
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  694-695
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.50
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1672. Bought Spink January 1961.

Description:  Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ...NUS (Justinian) Reverse: A… ЧIII... (year 9). Off. A (1)?

Bibliography:  MIB III Justinian II pl.39 Küpfer 44.2; DOC II.2 Justinian II pl.XXXVII AE 18a.3

Notes:  Coin is overstuck, not clear on what. Dated as year 9 because of position of Is, though 4th I is not visible, and two of the Is have bled into one another to from a single elongated I.

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Justinian II
c. 668
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Whitting, Philip David
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