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ID number:  BIRBI-VV0016
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Athalaric; Rome
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Ostrogothic
Date made:  527-530
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.39
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1261. Herzfelder July 1963. From Spain.
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Description:  Obverse: Frontal bust of Justinian I with head turned 3/4 r., helmeted, cuirassed, holding spear with barbed top and shield. Reverse: Victoria with long cross standing l., six rayed star l..

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PF AVC (Our lord Justinian eternal emperor). Reverse: VICTORIA AVCCC (Imperial victory). Control Mark: A (1). In exergue: COMOB.

Bibliography:  Metlich 34, pl. IV.

3 Related People

Athalaric
Ostrogothic
516
534
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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