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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1229
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):  3.00
Weight (g):  13.21
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0293.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on backed double throne, no crown visible for Sophia, Justin holding globus cruciger in r.hand, Sophia holding cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: M with staurogram floating above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON INSTI …S PP A... (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO Ч (Year 5). Off. mark E (5). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE27.c, MIB II pl.5 AE43b

4 Related People

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


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