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ID number:  BIRBI-B4416
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):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4653. Bought Spink 3rd March 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: Justinian II standing facing, wearing plumed helmet, holding spear in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand. Reverse: A of Justinian's monogram visible above M denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: None visible. Mint Mark: SCL.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XXXIX AE62; MIB III Justinian II pl.40 Küpfer 70.

Notes:  Coin is overstruck on Constantine IV Syracuse follis DOC II.2 pl.XXXVI AE63.2. Base of military garb and shield visible in bottom r. of obv., M denomination mark and ω of monogram visible on rev.

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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