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ID number:  BIRBI-B0548
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:  Decanummium
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  555-556
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  2.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7315. A.H. Baldwin 27th April 1970.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust r. of Justinian wearing plumed helmet with diadem and paludamentum. Reverse: I, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …INI ANVS P... (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ...O XXϚIII (Year 29). Off: None. Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl. XXI AE80.2, MIB 1 pl. 21 99.1

Notes:  Double struck on reverse.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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