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ID number:  BIRBI-B0905
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justinian I; Antioch
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  554-555
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00

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 I[…] NVS PP A (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: I (10). ANNO XXGII (Year 28). Mint mark: […]ЧP.

Bibliography:  DOC I. 259; MIB I, 157a

2 Related People

Justinian I
14th November 565

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