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ID number:  BIRBI-B1341
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:  568-569
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  5.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5368. A.H. Baldwin, August 1966; "from south-east Turkey".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justin facing, wearing cuirass, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield on l. arm. Reverse: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … NVS PP AVI (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANN… Δ (Year 4). Mint mark: TЄS.

Bibliography:  MIB II 68b

Notes:  Overstruck on an eight or sixteen nummi piece of Justinian I, reverse on obverse; the P from the denomination mark of the reverse of the undertype is visible on the obverse.

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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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Thessalonica



Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
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