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ID number:  BIRBI-B0901
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Antioch
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  551-552
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.68
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5306. A.H. Baldwin, 17th May 1966, from Syria via Istanbul.

Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justinian, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet with pendilia, in r. hand globus cruciger, on l. shoulder shield with horseman device, cross in r. of field. Reverse: Cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTI[…] ANVS PP AV (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: I (10). ANN[…] XXЧ (Year 25). Mint mark: THЧ[…].

Bibliography:  DOC I. 256; MIB I, 157a

3 Related People


Whitting, Philip David
Justinian I
14th November 565
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