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ID number:  BIRBI-B1194
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Akkar Hoard
Maker:  Justin II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Light-weight Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  565-578
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.11
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 815. Akkar hoard, 30th May 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Justin, beardless, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding in r. hand a globe surmounted by figure of Victoria, shield on l. shoulder. Reverse: Constantinople seated looking r. holding in r. hand a spear and in l. hand a globus cruciger, cross to l. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN I VST … NVS PPAVI (Our lord Justin Emperor in Perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCO (Imperial Victory). Control mark: ΘI. Mint mark: OB*+*.

Bibliography:  MIB 2 pl. 1 AV8.1

Notes:  Struck over coin of same time, obverse on reverse.

4 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Akkar Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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