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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3640
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; 537-538
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  16.04
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4443. A.H. Baldwin, February 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: (Original) Bust of Justinian I facing r., wearing paludamentum and diadem. (Countermark) Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross-topped crown; monogram of Herakleios to the r. Reverse: (Original) M. A star in the l. of the field; a cross in the r. of the field. (Countermark) None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: (Original) D N IVSTINI … NVS PP A … (Our lord Justinian, eternal Augustus). (Countermark) None. Reverse: (Original) None. Mint mark: C … Control mark: A (1). (Countermark) None. Mint mark: SCLs.

Bibliography:  (Original) MIB I 85; (Countermark) MIB III Km.4

5 Related People

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


Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Justinian I
Byzantine
c.482
14th November 565
Sicily
Roman;Ostrogothic;Italian;Aghlabid;Norman;Sicilian


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