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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1225
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:  569-570
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  12.61
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1587.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on backed double throne, Sophia wearing crown type DOC 25c.3, Justin holding globus cruciger in r.hand, Sophia holding cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: M with ankh floating above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … /ISTI … S PP INC (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO Ч (Year 5). Off. mark B (2). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE26.a, MIB II pl.5 AE43b

4 Related People

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


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