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ID number:  BIRBI-B4466
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:  Semissis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  706-711
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.70
Weight (g):  2.15
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0332.
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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: Busts of Justinian, bearded, and Tiberios, beardless, facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding the elongated globus cruciger between them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dN ΓhS ChS RЄX …NANTIЧM (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: …ИIA… ЄT TIbЄRIЧS PP- (Our lords Justinian and Tiberios, eternal Augusti).

Bibliography:  MIB III, 4a.

4 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Tiberios
Byzantine
c.705
711
Justinian II
Byzantine
c. 668
7 November 711
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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