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ID number:  BIRBI-B4412
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:  Follis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  685-695
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  4.07
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3487. Bought Glendining July 1962.
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Description:  Obverse: Justinian II standing facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: N part of Justinian monogram visible above M denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: None visible. Mint Mark: …CL.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XXXIX AE58.1; MIB III Justinian II pl.40 Küpfer 66.

Notes:  Identifiable as Justinian based on visiblility of N in his monogram above the M denomination mark. The coin is overstruck on a Constans II Sicilian follis, with SCL mint mark in l. of rev. and part of M demonination mark visible in top of rev. field. cross-topped diadem, likely of a Constans II facing bust, visible in l. of obv., possibly of DOC II.2 pl.XXX AE 178 type.

3 Related People

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


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