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ID number:  BIRBI-B0295
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip David
Maker:  Justinian I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  527-537
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 877. Spink March 1960.
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Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter bust of Justinian, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet, r. hand holding spear behind head, shield on l. shoulder. Reverse: Victoria standing facing, holding long cross in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand. Star in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PPAVC (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI AAVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: B (1). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl.XIII AV3b, MIB 1 pl.13 5

Notes:  Countermarked through r. eye.

3 Related People

Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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