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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1005
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:  552-565
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.55
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2929. B.A. Seaby, 11th February 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing r. wearing diadem, cuirass and paludamentum. Reverse: Cross in l. field and r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI […] (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: I (10). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I. 316; MIB I 201.

Notes:  Overstruck on earlier Carthage decanummium type, MIB 200, reverse on reverse. Attributed by Whitting to Constantinople mint.

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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