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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3639
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Justinian I; Sicily; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Sicily; Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  616-629; 527-537
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  13.88
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3100. A.H. Baldwin, December 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: (Original) Bust of Justinian I facing r., wearing cuirass and paludamentum. (Countermark) Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing paludamentum, and cross-topped crown; monogram of Herakleios to the r. Reverse: (Original) M; cross above. A star with a pellet above in the r. of the field. A star with a pellet above in the l. of the field. (Countermark) None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: (Original) D N I … Λ … ANV … (Our lord Justinian). (Countermark) None. Reverse: (Original) None. Mint mark: C … N. Control mark: None visible. (Countermark) None. Mint mark: S …

Bibliography:  (Original) MIB I 86; (Countermark) MIB III Km.4

5 Related People

Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sicily
Roman;Ostrogothic;Italian;Aghlabid;Norman;Sicilian


Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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