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ID number:  BIRBI-B0160
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  518-527
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 738. A.H. Baldwin, 5th July 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justin, helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, facing 3/4 r., holding spear in r. hand behind head and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Victory, winged, draped, standing l., supporting long cross topped with chrismon in r. hand; star in l. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTI NVS PP AVC (Our lord Justin, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial Victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: B(2).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 1a; MIB I, 2

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin I
Byzantine
c.450
1st August 527
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