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ID number:  BIRBI-B0280
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin I; Justinian I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  527
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.26
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0246. Hall sale November 1950, lot 2212; Evans sale July 1922, lot 297.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Justinian nimbate seated facing, wearing chlamys holding globi in l. hands, trefoil ornaments on heads, cross floating above between heads. Reverse: Victoria standing facing, holding long cross in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand. Star in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTIN ET IVISTINIAN PPAVO (Our lords Justin and Justinian Emperors in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI AAVCCC (Imperial victory). Control mark: S (6). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.XII AV5b, MIB I pl.11 1d

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