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ID number:  BIRBI-B0349
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Palechorio Hoard
Maker:  Justinian I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  545-565
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 778. ex J.R. Stewart collection B.42, from Palechorio hoard, 1950.
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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: Θ (9). Mint mark: COKOB.

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

Notes:  Has been XRF tested as part of the 'All That Glitters...' project.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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



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