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ID number:  BIRBI-B1539
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; Alexandria
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Lower Egypt: Alexandria
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  565-567
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.56
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 624. Spink, March 1957; "From Hama Hoard".
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Description:  Obverse: Justin facing, wearing cuirass, plumed helmet with trefoil ornament and pendilia, holding in r.hand a globe surmounted with Victoria - Nike, facing Justin and crowning him with a wreath, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Constantinopolis seated facing l., helmeted, holding spear in r. hand, and globus cruciger in l. hand; cross in the l. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N I VSTI NVS PP AVI (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial Victory). Mint Mark: CONOB. Control Mark: I (10).

Bibliography:  MIB II 13a

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1903
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