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ID number:  BIRBI-B1327
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  567-568
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  6.54
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0150. A.H. Baldwin, October 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justin facing, wearing cuirass, and plumed helmet with trefoil ornament and pendilia, and shield on l. arm. Reverse: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … NVS PP AVC (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: …N… III (Year 3). Mint mark: TCS. Obverse Inscription of undertype: D (retrograde)INVSTINΛ.

Bibliography:  MIB II 68b

Notes:  Overstruck on an eight or sixteen nummi piece of Justinian I, obverse on reverse; the inscription from the obverse of the undertype is visible on the reverse of the coin, and the A from the reverse of the undertype is visible on the obverse of the coin.

3 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Thessalonica



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