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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1278
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  575-576
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  12.07
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1448.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on lyre-backed double throne, Sophia wearing similar crown type to DOC 38e.1, Justin holding globus cruciger in r.hand, Sophia holding cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: M with cross floating above, off. Mark A beneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON IVSTI NVS PP AY... (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XI (Year 11). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.LI AE40a, MIB pl 5 AE43a

4 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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