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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0946
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
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):  1.24
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4079. A.H. Baldwin, 22nd August 1963. (F.W.B.)
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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: CONOS.

Bibliography:  DOC I. 280; MIB 1, 51

3 Related People

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


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