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ID number:  BIRBI-B0608
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  554-555
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.50
Weight (g):  17.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5439. Spink, 18th January 1967, 'from Byzantine fort on Turkish-Syrian frontier.'
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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: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSSTINI ANVS PPAVI (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XXЧIII (year 28). Off: A (1). Mint mark: NIKO.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl. XXVIII AE134b, MIB 1 pl. 22 113b

3 Related People

Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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