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ID number:  BIRBI-B0939
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  537-552
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.18
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1387. Lew, Zurich, 4th May 1964.
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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. Reverse: Victory, winged, draped, standing l., supporting long crismon-topped cross in r. hand; star in r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PP AVI (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTO[…] AAVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: IB (12).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 278 (Carthage); MIB 1, 7

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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