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ID number:  BIRBI-B4419
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian II; Rome
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  685-695
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0563. Bought July 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent on steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IUSTINIANЧS PE AV (Justinian eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVЧЧI φ (Imperial Victory). Mint Mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III Justinian II pl.39 Gold 31B; DOC II.2 pl.XXXIX AV74a.

Notes:  Hahn assigns the coin to Rome, while Grierson assigns it to an uncertain Italian mint.

3 Related People

Justinian II
Byzantine
c. 668
7 November 711
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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