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ID number:  BIRBI-B4401
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian II; Carthage
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  686-687
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.30
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1921. Hall sale November 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: cross above arched M denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …ANYS PP AUGT (Justinian eternal Augustus) ANNO II (Year 2). Reverse: None visible. Mint Mark: KTS.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 Justinian II pl.XXXVIII AE 29; MIB III Justinian II pl.40 Küpfer 52

Notes:  Unusually obv. Type including dating inscription, see DOC II.2 Justinian II pl.XXXVIII AE 29 and MIB III Justinian II pl.40 Küpfer 52, not overstruck. Also, addition of a S to mint

3 Related People

Justinian II
Byzantine
c. 668
7 November 711
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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