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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1228
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):  2.90
Weight (g):  12.24
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3341. B. A. Seaby, March 1959.
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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 IVS ... (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO Ч (Year 5). Off. mark Δ (4). Mint mark: C...N.

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

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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