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ID number: BIRBI-B3644
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
Place made: Europe: Italy, Sicily; Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 616-629; 546-547
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 3.4
Weight (g): 14.47
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting Unnumbered. Spink, February 1951.
Description: Obverse: (Original) Bust of Justinian I facing, wearing cuirass, and helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield on l. arm. A cross in the r. of the field. (Countermark) Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and crown; monogram of Herakleios to the r. Reverse: (Original) M; cross above. (Countermark) None.
Inscriptions: Obverse: (Original) … N IVSTIN … NVS … AC (Our lord Justinian, Augustus). (Countermark) None. Reverse: (Original) ANNO XX (Year 20). Mint mark: None visible. Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark). (Countermark) None. Mint mark: SCLs.
Bibliography: (Original) MIB I 95a; (Countermark) MIB III Km.4