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ID number:  BIRBI-B0742
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Half follis
Place made:  Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  544-545
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  9.87
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0735. Bought R. M. Cunningham, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justinian, wearing curiass and plumed helmet with pendilia, in r. hand globus cruciger, on l. shoulder shield depicting cavalryman, cross in r. of field. Reverse: K with mint mark trailing beneath, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PPAVI (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XЧIII (Year 18). Mint mark: KVZ.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl. XXXIV AE187a, MIB 1 pl. 23 121b

3 Related People

Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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