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ID number:  BIRBI-B1033
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Rome
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  537-542
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1725. A. H. Baldwin, 30th September 1968, ex Dr. Protonotarios collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing wearing plumed helmet with diadem with pendilia, cuirass and holding a shield depicting a cavalryman on l. arm and holding a globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Victoria standing facing holding cross-topped staff in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. star in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N +VSTINI ANVS PP AVC (Our lord Justinian, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI Λ ΛVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB I 31

3 Related People

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


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