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ID number:  BIRBI-B4418
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:  694-695
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  5.56
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0033. G. C. Haines November 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Justinian II standing facing, wearing chlamys and helmet with exaggerated crest, holding mappa/akakia across body in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand. Star in top l. of field and plant in bottom l. of field. Reverse: Justinian's mongram partially visible above M denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: INΔX(last two letters conjoined) +H+ (Indiction year 8). Mint Mark: SCL.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XXXIX AE63.

Notes:  Overstruck, ear of corn visible upside-down on r. of rev. outside of die perimeter. Undertype is unclear.

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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