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ID number:  BIRBI-B1586
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Ravenna
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  567-570
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0231. Spink, December 1949; "exchanged for previous specimen".
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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 I VSTI NVS PP AVC (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AAVCCC (Imperial Victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Z.

Bibliography:  MIB II pl.3 20a (exact coin)

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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Justin II
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c.520
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Ravenna
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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