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ID number:  BIRBI-B1169
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justin II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  567-578
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.44
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2603. "From the collection of either the late Prof. Sir Charles Oman or of Mr. C.C. Oman", 1949.
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Description:  Facing bust of Justin, beardless, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding in r. hand a globe surmounted by figure of Victoria, shield on l. shoulder. Reverse: Constantinople seated looking r. holding in r. hand a spear and in l. hand a globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN I VSTI NVS PP AVC (Our lord Justin, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Z (7).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 4f; MIB II 5

3 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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