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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-MH0122
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Justinian I
Denomination:  Half-follis
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  527-565
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  7.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8035, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian I in profile r. with cuirass, paludamentum and diadem. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …ANV… (…Justinian) Reverse: K (Twenty)

Bibliography:  MIB.1 90(?)

Notes:  Countermark 18b (lillah?) on obverse at 225 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' pp.41-42

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