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ID number:  BIRBI-B4467
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:  Tremissis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  706-711
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.55
Weight (g):  1.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1369. Leu 16th April 1964.
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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 cross potent between them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dN IhS Ch… (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: …IЧSTINIANЧS ЄT TIbЄR… (Our lords Justinian and Tiberios, eternal Augusti).

Bibliography:  MIB III, 6b.

Notes:  Justinian appears to have had his nose chipped off!

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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