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ID number:  BIRBI-B0528
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justinian I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  540-541
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  11.79
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Bought A. H. Baldwin August 1972.

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: K, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: PN IVSTINI ANVS PPAVC (Our lord Justinian Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XIIII (year 14). Off: Δ (4). Mint mark: None.

Bibliography:  DOC I. pl.XXI AE64a.2, MIB I pl.20 96.1

2 Related People

Justinian I
14th November 565

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