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ID number:  BIRBI-B0641
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:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  557-558
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  7.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0732. A.H. Baldwin, May 1949.
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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: ...N NSTINI ANVS PPAVI (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XXXI (year 31). Mint mark: NI.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl. XXIX AE153, MIB 1 pl. 22 116b

3 Related People

Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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