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ID number:  BIRBI-B4392
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:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  689-692?
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  9.63
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1936. Bought Spink August 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. No impression of overtype in top l. of field, with cross of undertype visible (in top r. of undertype field) Reverse: M with cross above. Undertype mint mark and K outline also visible.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …ANUS PEA (Justinian eternal Augustus) Reverse: …N… IЧ [reverse] (year 4 or 6?). Mint Mark: …N .

Bibliography:  MIB III Justinian II pl.39 Küpfer 44.1; DOC II.2 Justinian II pl.XXXVII AE 18a.1

Notes:  Coin is overstuck on a Constantine IV 20 nummi DOC class 1, but cross top r. of obv. field which is not like any others of this class. Dated to either year 4 or 6, 4 usually rendered IIII, not IЧ, but Ч in reverse may indicate ЧI engraved in reverse.

3 Related People

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


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