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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4462
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  705-706
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0330. Hall sale November 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Emanuel facing, cross behind head, holding gospel in l. hand and raising r. in benediction. Reverse: Bust of Justinian bearded, facing, wearing loros and cross crown, holding cross potent on three steps in r. hand and patriarchal globus cruciger inscribed with PAX in l..

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …S ChS RЄX RЄCNANTIЧM (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: …NIA NЧS MЧLTЧS A (Our lord Justinian, many years).

Bibliography:  MIB III, 1.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justinian II
Byzantine
c. 668
7 November 711
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