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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.374
People
Justinian I, Byzantine (r. c. 527 - 565 CE)
Title
Coin of Justinian I
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
542-543 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/146136
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
20.85 g
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVC
  • Reverse Inscription: Large "M". To l., ANNO (written downwards), In ex., CON, to r., XVI (X written above VI), Beneath, delta
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 1, 41d.2 (p. 89)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.374
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust facing, in helmet with plume and diadem and cuirass. In r. hand, gl. cr. On l. shoulder, shieldwith horseman device. In field r., cross. Rev.: "M". above, cross. to l., ANNO written downwards, to r., XVI (X above VI).

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