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ID number:  BIRBI-B0319
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Akkar Hoard
Maker:  Justinian I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  545-565
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 782. A. H. Baldwin 2nd January 1959, from Hama II (Akkar hoard). 1958.

Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justinian, wearing cuirass without 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. Cross in left of field from overstriking.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: VICTORI TINI ANVS PPAVI (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: DN IVSTINI AAVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: B (2). Mint mark: CONOB.

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

Notes:  Overstrike on same die identity, obv. on rev.

4 Related People


Justinian I
14th November 565
Akkar Hoard

Whitting, Philip David
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