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ID number:  BIRBI-B0311
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  545-565
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1724. A. H. Baldwin 30th September 1968, ex Dr. Protonotarios collection.

Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justinian, wearing cuirass with three pellets on breast and plumed helmet with pendilia, r. hand holding globus cruciger, shield on l. shoulder. Reverse: Victoria standing facing, holding long cross with chrismon at top in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand. Chirho in r. of field.

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

Bibliography:  MIB 1 N23, var.

Notes:  The tiny chirho in place of the star in the right of the field on the reverse appears to make this an unpublished minor variation.

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Justinian I
14th November 565

Whitting, Philip David
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