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ID number:  BIRBI-B4407
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):  1.80
Weight (g):  4.09
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1260. Bought Herzfelder July 1963.
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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, H in bottom r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IUSTINIANI P (Justinian Perpetuity) Reverse: VICTOnIA AUGU θ (Imperial Victory) Mint Mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III Justinian II pl.46 Gold 14 (same coin); DOC II.2 Justinian II pl.XXXVIII AV 44a

Notes:  Unclear if from first or second reign. First reign according to DOC and second reign according to MIB. DOC reasons seems more sound.

3 Related People

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


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