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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0981
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justinian I; Carthage
Denomination:  Half-follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  533-539
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  16.02
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3100. G. de Falco, 29, Piazza del Martiri, Naples, 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing r. wearing diadem, curiass and paludamentum. Reverse: Cross in r. field, star above and below.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINIANVS P (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: K [retrograde] (20).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 287; MIB 1, 187

Notes:  Reverse die engraved wrong way around, previously identified as correct way around, but with upside-down cross.

3 Related People

Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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