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ID number:  BIRBI-B0519
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:  Half follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  538-539
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.40
Weight (g):  10.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0728. Spink, December 1952.
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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: K, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PPAV... (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XII (year 12). Off: Γ (3). Mint mark: None.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl.XX AE62a, MIB I pl.20 96.1

3 Related People

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


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