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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0127
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Justin I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half-follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  518-527
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  7.72
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8067, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of emperor r. with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum. Reverse: Long cross to l. of denomination mark, six pointed star above and below.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DNIVST…AVG (Our lord Justin…emperor). Reverse: K (Twenty) Officina mark: Є

Bibliography:  DOC I.15a.2

Notes:  Countermark 18b (lillah?) on obverse at 90 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' pp.41-42

4 Related People

Justin I
Byzantine
c.450
1st August 527
Mardin Hoard



Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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