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ID number:  BIRBI-B1198
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:  Semissis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  565-578
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  2.17
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0227. Spink, August 1950 "as Justin I", ex Professor Blackler's Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justin facing r. wearing diadem, cuirass and paludamentum. Reverse: Victory winged seated on a trophy of arms facing r., inscribing a shield with four crosses, reversed Christogram in r. field, star in l. field.
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Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTI NVS PP AVI (Our lord Justin, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORIA AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I. 12; MIB II 10

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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