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ID number:  BIRBI-B4414
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):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.62
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1920. Bought Cunningham February 1951.

Description:  Obverse: Justinian II standing facing, wearing helmet, holding spear in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand. Reverse: Justinian's monogram visible above M denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: …P(reversed)/A to l. of M denomination mark, K/OV/CI to r. (Syracuse). Mint Mark: SCL.

Bibliography:  MIB III Justinian II pl.40 Küpfer 71; DOC II.2 pl.XXXIX AE61.2.

Notes:  cf. DOC II.2 pl.XXXIX AE61.2, coin has cross in lower r. of field rather than plant

3 Related People

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

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