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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1193
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Hama Hoard
Maker:  Justin II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Lightweight (22 Carat) Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  567-578
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.09
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 621. Spink, March 1957, "from a hoard of over 100 coins of Justin II found in Syria" (Hama hoard).
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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 globe.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN I VSTI NVS PP AVI (Our lord Justin, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: OB*+*. Control mark: ΘS (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 138 (Antioch); MIB II 8

4 Related People

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


Hama Hoard



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