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ID number:  BIRBI-B1538
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; Alexandria
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Lower Egypt: Alexandria
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  565-578
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1003. bt A. H. Baldwin January 1961, from the Hama hoard.
BIRBI-B1538.jpg

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. cross in l. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON I VSTI NVS PP AVI (Our Lord Justin eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: I (10). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB II 13a

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

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