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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1057
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Rome
Denomination:  Half Follis
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  537-542
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  8.74
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0466. Spink, March 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing r. wearing diadem, cuirass and paludamentum. Reverse: Encircling wreath, Star in l. field and cross in r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DИ IVSTI ANVS PP AV (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: K (20).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 325a; MIB I 222

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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