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ID number:  BIRBI-B1547
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  565-578
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0225. P. Grierson, June 1952.
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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.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTI NVS PP AV (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: I (10).

Bibliography:  MIB II 18b

Notes:  Referred to in Grierson's article in the Numismatic Chronicle.

3 Related People

Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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