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ID number:  BIRBI-B0871
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Antioch
Denomination:  Half-follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  557-558
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  7.81
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3860. Dorothy Wood, 'early 1959', from Mersin.
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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: N IVSIIN ANVS DDA (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: K (20). ANNO XXXI (Year 31). Mint mark: P.

Bibliography:  DOC I. 246; MIB I, 155

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



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