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ID number:  BIRBI-B4384
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justinian II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  c.690-695
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.34
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 2617. Ex Prof. Oman collection, 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, cross behind head, holding gospel in left hand and raising right in benediction. Reverse: Justinian bearded standing, facing, wearing loros, holding akakia in left hand and stem of cross potent on two steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IhS CRISJOS RЄX RЄƷNARJIЧ[reversed]M (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: D IVSTINI AN ЧS SЄRЧ ChRISJI (Lord Justinian, servant of Christ). Control mark: θ (9). Mint mark: CONOP.

Bibliography:  MIB III, 8

Notes:  Traces of double-striking on obverse. Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

3 Related People

Justinian II
Byzantine
c. 668
7 November 711
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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