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ID number:  BIRBI-B4406
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian II; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  685-695
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.15
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1751. Bought A. H. Baldwin 21st June 1969.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: cross-potent on steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: NIЧSτI…NЧS P (Justinian Perpetuity) Reverse: VICTORIA AUGЧ θ (Imperial Victory) Mink Mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 Justinian II pl.XXXVIII AV 41a.2; MIB III Justinian II pl.38 Gold 23

Notes:  Die appears to have crumbled around inscription in top r. of obv., obscuring the inscription.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Justinian II
Byzantine
c. 668
7 November 711
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