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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0308
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  545-565
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1108. A. H. Baldwin April 1962 from a wartime sale.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justinian, wearing cuirass with three pellets on breast and plumed helmet with pendilia, r. hand holding globus cruciger, shield on l. shoulder. Reverse: Victoria standing facing, holding long cross with chrismon at top in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand. Star in r. of field. Earlier larger design of long cross without P duplicated in l. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PPAVI (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI AAVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: Z (7). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl. XIII AV9b, MIB 1 pl.13 7

Notes:  Overstruck?

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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