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ID number:  BIRBI-B0942
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  534-545
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 573. Zurich (Leu) September 1956.
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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 long cross in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. star in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVS…NI ANVS PP AVI (Our Lord Justinian eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: IA (11). Mint mark: …ONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I AV277a, MIB I 25

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

3 Related People

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


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