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ID number:  BIRBI-B0997
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:  Decanummium
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  547-552
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.61
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3048. A.H. Baldwin, December 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing r. wearing diadem, cuirass and paludamentum. Reverse: Victoria standing facing, winged, holding in l. hand globus cruciger and in r. hand a wreath, two stars in exergue.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVST[…]S PP A (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTO RIA AC (Imperial Victory). X (10).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 304; MIB 1, 200

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse of DOC I Justinian 297/298.

3 Related People

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


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