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ID number:  BIRBI-B1537
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  565-578
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.53
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0228. A.H. Baldwin, May 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justin, beardless, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding in r. hand a globe surmounted by figure of Victoria, shield on l. shoulder. Reverse: Constantinople seated looking r. holding in r. hand a spear and in l. hand a globus cruciger, cross to l. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON IVSTI NVS PPAVI (Our lord Justin Emperor in Perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCI (Imperial Victory). Control mark: I (10). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl. XLIX AV4g; MIB 2 pl. 1 AV1

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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