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ID number:  BIRBI-B1078
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Rome
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  547-550
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  6.42
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1361.
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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. Reverse: Encircling wreath, star in l. field and in r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINIA N[…] (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: I (10).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 331; MIB I 228

3 Related People

Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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