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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0945
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Lord Grantley
Maker:  Justinian I; Carthage
Denomination:  Heavy Half-Siliqua or 50 Denarii
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  533-537
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.50
Weight (g):  1.20
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2396. A.H. Baldwin, 16th January 1954, ex Grantley collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing r. wearing diadem, curiass and paludamentum. Reverse: Encircling wreath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI ANVS PP Aʕ (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VOT MVIT HTI (Vows [from the emperor's accession] many [for the future] (corruption of numbers)). Mint mark: […].

Bibliography:  DOC I. 280; MIB 1, 51

Notes:  Siliqua according to Grierson, heavy half-siliqua according to Hahn, metrics correspond to the old Vandal denomination of 50 denarii.

4 Related People

Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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