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ID number:  BIRBI-B4381
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  c.690-695
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0045. Glendining May 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, cross behind head, holding gospel in left hand and raising right in benediction. Reverse: Justinian bearded standing, facing, wearing loros, holding akakia in left hand and stem of cross potent on two steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: InS CRIST…ЄX RЄƷNANTIЧM (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: D IЧSτINI AN ЧS SЄRЧ CnRISτI (Lord Justinian, servant of Christ). Control mark: Δ (4). Mint mark: CONЄ PA.

Bibliography:  MIB III, 9 (var.)

Notes:  The mint mark clearly says CONЄ, not CONO.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justinian II
Byzantine
c. 668
7 November 711
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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