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ID number:  BIRBI-B4398
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian II; Constantinople
Denomination:  20 nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  C.691-695 or 705-711
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  3.55
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4581. Bought Seaby May 1953

Description:  Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, wearing loros and cross crown. Reverse: K with cross floating above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: A… ξI (Year?).

Bibliography:  MIB III Justinian II pl.48 Küpfer 44; DOC II.2 Justinian II pl.XLIV AE 13b (ξ in r. of rev. field not recorded)

Notes:  Clipped at top of obv. and possible clipping of bottom of obv. Whitting can see overstrike on Herakleios three figures type, no longer visible. In r. of field on obv. which could have been lettering or vestige of held insignia. Top limb of K on rev. flared.

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Whitting, Philip David
Justinian II
c. 668
7 November 711
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