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ID number:  BIRBI-B1170
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  567-578
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 544. A.H. Baldwin, May 1956, "from a recent find in Greece".
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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 AVI (Our lord Justin, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 4; MIB II 5

Notes:  Whitting notes that the globus cruciger on the reverse has a patriarchal cross, though the pellet above may indicate double striking, but there is no note of double striking anywhere else on the coin.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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