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ID number:  BIRBI-B0488
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:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  555-556
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.30
Weight (g):  17.48
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1001.
BIRBI-B0488.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justinian, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet with pendilia, in r. hand globus cruciger, on l. shoulder shield with horseman device, cross in r. of field. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PPAVI (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XXʕIII (year 29). Off: Γ (3). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl.XX AE52a, MIB I pl.20 95

Notes:  Slightly concave, with obv. convex and rev. concave.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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