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ID number:  BIRBI-B0866
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justinian I; Antioch
Denomination:  Half-follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  554-555
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  10.59
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Not clear which collection this is from, but at some point presented to A.H. Baldwin by R.D. Barnett, October 1946, obtained in Middle East. B.124b.

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 IVS[…] (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: K (20). ANNO XXGII (Year 28). Mint mark: OΠ.

Bibliography:  DOC I. 244 (Var.); MIB I, 154a

2 Related People

Justinian I
14th November 565

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