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ID number:  BIRBI-B0615
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justinian I; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  557-558
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  16.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 932. A.H. Baldwin, 1948.
BIRBI-B0615.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justinian, wearing curiass 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 IVSTINI ANVS PPAVI (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XXXI (year 31). Off: B (2). Mint mark: NIKO.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl. XXIX AE137b, MIB 1 pl. 22 113b

Notes:  Gilded.

3 Related People

Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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