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ID number:  BIRBI-B1216
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:  567-568
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.00
Weight (g):  15.63
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5356. acquired c.1946.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on backed double throne, Sophia wearing crown type DOC I 23c, Justin holding globus cruciger in r. hand, Sophia holding cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: M with cross floating above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVS... NIVS PP A… (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO III (Year 3). Off. mark Γ (3). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE24.c, MIB II pl.5 AE43a

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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