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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0331
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
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):  4.44
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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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.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PPAVI (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI AAVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: є (5). Mint mark: CONOB.

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

Notes:  Overstruck on Anastasius I obverse on obverse.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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