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ID number:  BIRBI-B0982
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:  Half-follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  539-540
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  13.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5324. Spink, July 1966, from S.E. Turkey.
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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, cross in r. of field. Reverse: Cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTINI AN[…] (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: K (20). ANNO XI[…] (Year 13). Mint mark: KAR. Control mark: SO (Second Officina/Sixth Officina [Translation disputed]).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 294; MIB 1, 196

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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