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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
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 575-576
Metal: Base metal
Diameter (cm): 3.10
Weight (g): 12.07
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 1448.
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
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