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ID number:  BIRBI-B1121
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justinian I; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Half Follis
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  540-541
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  8.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00

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: Cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVS[…]PP AVC (Our lord Justinian, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: K (20). ANN[…] XIIII (Year 14). Mint mark: […]M[…].

Bibliography:  Apparantly unpublished

Notes:  Does not appear to be listed in either DOC or MIB, M visible at bottom of coin maybe part of ROMA mint mark and wreath-like die border on reverse suggest possible Rome attribution.

2 Related People

Justinian I
14th November 565
Uncertain mint

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