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ID number:  BIRBI-B4410
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:  Tremissis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  705-711
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.30
Weight (g):  1.00
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0324. Bought A. H. Baldwin January 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: profile of Justinian II, bearded, wearing chlamys and diadem. Reverse: cross-potent, with H in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: d IISTI… (Lord Justinian). Reverse: VICTORI… …AUYЧ θA (Imperial Victory) Mink Mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III Justinian II pl.46 Gold 22b; DOC II.2 pl.XXXVIII AV50b.1.

Notes:  Attributed to Syracuse based on similarity in iconography and presence of θ control mark on obv. (see MIB III Justinian II pl.46 Gold 22). It is unclear if A at bottom r. of obv. Is part of the inscription (θA) or mint mark (CONOBA).

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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