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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0359
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:  Semissis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  527-565
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  2.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0234. ex J.R. Stewart collection 43.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justining r., wearing paludamentum and diadem. Reverse: Victoria seated on shield facing r., wearing mantle over lower limbs, supporting second shield on knees. Chrismon in r. of field, star in l. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVI PIAII (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORIA AVCCC (Imperial Victory). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl. XIII AV17, MIB 1 pl.14 17

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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