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ID number:  BIRBI-B1213
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:  566-567
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  14.00
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7710. A. H. Baldwin, 6th February 1971, from Jordan.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on backed double throne, Sophia wearing crown type DOC I 22a, Justin holding globus cruciger in r. hand, Sophia holding cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: M with cross floating above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DH IVΓTI IVI PT… (Our Lord Justin Emperor in peretuity). Reverse: ANNO II (Year 2). Off. mark A (1). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE23.a, MIB II pl.5 AE43a

4 Related People

Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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