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ID number:  BIRBI-B4402
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):  2.25
Weight (g):  5.78
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3087. Bought Spink 20th August 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, wearing cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: arched M denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …STI… (Justinian) ANNO II (Year 2). Reverse: None visible. Mint Mark: KTGS

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 mark on reverse.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Justinian II
Byzantine
c. 668
7 November 711
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