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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3641
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Justin I; Sicily; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Sicily; Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  616-629; 522-527
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  15.81
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2832. F.S. Snow, Kingston, Middlesex, 18th September 1954.
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Description:  Obverse: (Original) Bust of Justin 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 cross in the r. of the field; a cross in the l. of the field. (Countermark) None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: (Original) D N IVST … S PP AVC (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). (Countermark) None. Reverse: (Original) None. Mint mark: N … Control mark: None visible. (Countermark) None. Mint mark: SCLs.

Bibliography:  (Original) MIB I 38a; (Countermark) MIB III Km.4

5 Related People

Justin I
Byzantine
c.450
1st August 527
Sicily
Roman;Ostrogothic;Italian;Aghlabid;Norman;Sicilian


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


Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
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