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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1130
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Hama Hoard
Maker:  Justin II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  565-578
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 631 - bt Spink March 1957, from a hoard of over 100 solidi of Justin II found at Hama (i.e. the Hama hoard).
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justin facing wearing cuirass, paludamentum and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding Victoria on a globe, who crowns Justin, in r. hand and shield depicting a cavalryman on l. shoulder. Reverse: Constantinopolis helmeted, seated holding staff in r. hand and globus cruciger in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN I VSTI NVS PP AVI (Our Lord Justin eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: B (2). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I AV4, MIB II 4

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

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Hama Hoard



Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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