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ID number:  BIRBI-B4464
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian II; Tiberios; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  706-711
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.29
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 754. Dumbarton Oaks duplicates 102, 27th November 1957.
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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: Half figures of Justinian, bearded, and Tiberios, beardless, facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding the cross potent on two steps between them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dN IhS ChS RЄX RЄCNANTIЧM (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: CN IЧSTINIAN ЧS ЄT TIbЄRIЧS PP (Our lords Justinian and Tiberios, eternal Augusti).

Bibliography:  MIB III, 2a.

Notes:  Pierced with heating from reverse to obverse at top limb of cross on reverse. Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

4 Related People

Justinian II
Byzantine
c. 668
7 November 711
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Tiberios
Byzantine
c.705
711
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