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ID number:  BIRBI-B0328
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):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.48
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 770. A.H. Baldwin December 1958, from Syria.
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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.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI AN … (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI AAΛVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: Δ (4). Mint mark: CONΘR.

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

Notes:  Double-stuck on reverse. Victory's globus cruciger visible in incuse lettering on obverse.

3 Related People

Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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