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ID number:  BIRBI-B0187
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin I; Herakleios; Sicily
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  518-527; 610-613
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.30
Weight (g):  16.70
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4445. A.H. Baldwin, April 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justin facing r. wearing diadem, curiass and paludamentum. Reverse: Cross above, star in l. field and r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: […]IVST[…] PP AVI (Our lord Justin, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: M (40). Mint mark: SCLS.

Bibliography:  DOC I. 8a; MIB I, 11.1 (For the Justin coin); DOC II.1 241a.2 (For the Herakleian countermark)

Notes:  With Herakleian Sicilian countermark.

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Herakleios
Byzantine
c.575
641
Sicily
Roman;Ostrogothic;Italian;Aghlabid;Norman;Sicilian


Justin I
Byzantine
c.450
1st August 527
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