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ID number:  BIRBI-B0625
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:  538-539
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  4.20
Weight (g):  21.85
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4778. A.H. Baldwin, 3rd November 1964.
BIRBI-B0625.jpg

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 IVSTINI ANVS PPAVC (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XII (year 12). Off: B (2). Mint mark: NIK.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl. XXV AE116b.1, MIB 1 pl. 22 112.1

Notes:  Double-struck on obverse.

3 Related People

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


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