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ID number:  BIRBI-B1098
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Ravenna
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  560-561
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  13.63
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3071. A. H. Baldwin, May 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing wearing plumed helmet with diadem and pendilia, cuirass, holding a shield depicting a cavalryman on l. arm and holding a globus cruciger in r. hand; cross above l. shoulder. Reverse: M surmounted by cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTINI… (Our lord Justinian). Reverse: ANNO XXXIIII (Year 34). Mint mark: RAVEN/NA.

Bibliography:  MIB I 233

3 Related People

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


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