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ID number:  BIRBI-B0972
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Carthage
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  539-540
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.80
Weight (g):  16.24
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0051. Ex Reverend Fane Dickson Collection, January 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justinian, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet with pendilia, in r. hand globus cruciger, on l. shoulder shield with horseman device, cross in r. of field. Reverse: Cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PP AVI (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: M (40). ANNO XIII (Year 13). Mint mark: KAR. Control mark: SO (Second Officina/Sixth Officina [Translation disputed]).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 291; MIB 1, 194

Notes:  Attempted piercing at top of obverse.

3 Related People

Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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