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ID number:  BIRBI-B1104
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Decanummium
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  540-565
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.70
Weight (g):  2.89
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1352. Spink, February 1951.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing r. wearing diadem, cuirass and paludamentum. Reverse: Encircling wreath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI NVS PP ΛV (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: X (10).

Bibliography:  MIB I 244

Notes:  Some disagreement about mint attribution

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
Justinian I
14th November 565
Uncertain mint

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