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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1069
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justinian I; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Half Follis
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  557-558
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  14.69
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3072. A.H. Baldwin, May 1956.
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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. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN ISTINI […]VS P AVI (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: XX (20). ANNO XXXI (Year 31).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 330; MIB I 224

Notes:  Attributed by Bellinger to Rome, but attributed by Hahn to Carthage, neither make a convincing argument.

3 Related People

Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Uncertain mint



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