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ID number:  BIRBI-B0539
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  549-550
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  9.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0545.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justinian, wearing curiass and plumed helmet with pendilia, in r. hand globus cruciger, on l. shoulder shield with horseman device, cross in r. of field. Reverse: K, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVST... AVPS DPAV (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XXIII (Year 23). Off: Δ (4). Mint mark: None.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl. XXI AE69, MIB 1 pl. 20 96.2

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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