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ID number:  BIRBI-B1001
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justinian I; Carthage
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  547-552
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.91
Axis (degrees):  270.00

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing r. wearing diadem, cuirass and paludamentum. Reverse: Victoria standing facing, winged, holding in l. hand globus cruciger and in r. hand a wreath, two stars in exergue.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PP A (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VIC[…] RIA AC (Imperial Victory). X (10).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 304; MIB 1, 200

2 Related People

Justinian I
14th November 565

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