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ID number:  BIRBI-B1518
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Antioch
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  565-566
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.91
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7769. A.H. Baldwin, 4th March 1971.

Description:  Obverse: Justin facing, wearing cuirass, plumed helmet with trefoil ornament and pendilia, holding in r.hand a globe surmounted with Victoria - Nike, facing Justin and crowning him with a wreath, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm; cross in r. of field. Reverse: I with cross above; a star above and below the year.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVS III S P AVG (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO I (Year 1). Mint mark: τHЄЧP.

Bibliography:  MIB II 62

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