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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1125
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  548-550
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  4.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0476.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing r. wearing diadem, cuirass and paludamentum. Reverse: Cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DИ IVST INIA[…] AI (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity) [all in mirror image]. Reverse: I (10). ANNO X X II II (Year 24?). Mint mark: CUИ.

Bibliography:  DOC I. 85; MIB I 100

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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