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ID number:  BIRBI-B1546
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Italian Hoard
Maker:  Justin II; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  565-578
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 969. bt A. H. Baldwin December 1960, from the Italian hoard.
BIRBI-B1546.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.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTI NVS PP AV (Our Lord Justin eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: H (8). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB II 18b.1

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

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Italian Hoard



Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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