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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-MH0123
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Justin I; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Half-follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  518-527
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  6.83
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8036, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justin I in profile r. wearing cuirass, paludamentum and diadem. Reverse: Cross l. of denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …SPPAVC (Justin, emperor) Reverse: K (Twenty) Mint mark: KY Officina mark: A

Bibliography:  MIB.1 56

Notes:  Countermark 18b (lillah?) on obverse at 180 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' pp.41-42

4 Related People

Justin I
Byzantine
c.450
1st August 527
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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