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ID number:  BIRBI-B1744
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Tiberius II; Ravenna
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  578-582
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.60
Weight (g):  2.68
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2297. Hugh de Sausmarez Shortt, May 1953.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Tiberius facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: I between two crosses.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D m TIb CON … V … (Our lord Tiberius Constantine, [eternal Augustus]). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  MIB II 67

Notes:  Overstruck, obverse on reverse, IVST from a radial inscription visible on reverse, as is the diadem band from a frontal facing bust on the reverse; probably a coin of Justin II, possibly a coin of Justinian I, post-reform.

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Whitting, Philip David
Tiberius II

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