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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1520
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:  566-567
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.37
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1804.
BIRBI-B1520.jpg

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: … N IVS … P AVG (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANN… II (Year 2). Mint mark: None visible.

Bibliography:  MIB II 62

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Antioch



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