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ID number:  BIRBI-B0940
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Carthage; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage or Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  533-565
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 666 - bt Spink August 1957, from Gilso collection 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing wearing cuirass, paludamentum and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand and shield depicting a cavalryman on l. shoulder. Reverse: Victoria facing holding chrismon staff in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. star in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PP AVC (Our Lord Justinian eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI Λ ΛVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: IB (12). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I AV 278 (Carthage), MIB I 7 (Constantinople)

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

4 Related People

Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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