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ID number:  BIRBI-B0792
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justinian I; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  539-540
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.90
Weight (g):  23.92
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Not clear which collection this is from, but at some point bought from A.H. Baldwin, 19th February 1947.

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: Cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PP AVI (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: M (40). ANNO XIII (Year 13). Mint mark: ΘVΠO. Control mark: Γ(3).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 215c; MIB I, 143

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Justinian I
14th November 565
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