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ID number:  BIRBI-B0538
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:  546-547
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  9.68
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5473. Spink, 22nd May 1967, "From S.E. Turkey".
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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: …NIVSTINI ANVS PPAV (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XX (year 20). Off: B (2). Mint mark: None.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl.XXI AE65b, MIB I pl.20 96.2

3 Related People

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


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