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ID number:  BIRBI-B4561ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justinian II; Sardinia
Denomination:  Half follis
Place made:  Sardinia
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  685-695
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  4.51
Axis (degrees):  225.00

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justinian facing, wearing cross crown. Reverse: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: SLIS. Reverse: …S.

Bibliography:  None.

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Constans II type MIB III, 177. This coin, found in the Barber’s addenda section, and apparently not viewed by Hahn, is an unpublished type, but is iconographically most similar to the Justinian II Sardinian base metal coins, on which grounds I have tentatively attributed this coin to that mint. The SLIS may indicate Syracuse, however.

2 Related People

Justinian II
c. 668
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