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ID number:  BIRBI-B0222
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:  Decanummium
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  518-527
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3895. A.H. Baldwin, August 1960.
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Description:  Obverse: Standing figure of Justin facing r. wearing cuirass and tunic, holding spear in r. hand and globus in l. hand. Reverse: Cross above, stars in l. field and r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTI NVS PP AVC (Our lord Justin, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: I (10). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I. (Justin II) 59; MIB I, 22

Notes:  This coin is attributed by DOC as Justin II. We have opted for MIB attribution of Justin I, because of the star imagery instead of regnal years.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin I
Byzantine
c.450
1st August 527
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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