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ID number:  BIRBI-B0943
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip David
Maker:  Justinian I; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  533-565
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0238. Spink February 1952; previously Schönlich 1951; previously Ratto collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing wearing cuirass, paludamentum and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand and shield depicting a cavalryman on l. shoulder. Reverse: Victoria facing holding long cross in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. star in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PP AVI (Our Lord Justinian eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: I (10). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB I 25.6 (photographed coin), DOC I AV277e; also Ratto 446 - exact coin.

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

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Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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