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ID number:  BIRBI-B1238
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:  570-571
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  14.76
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1460.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on backed double throne, Sophia wearing crown type DOC 29.a, Justin holding globus cruciger in r.hand, Sophia holding cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: M with Chi Rho (reverse) floating above, off. Mark Δ beneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTI … VS P… Vı (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO G (Year 6). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE31 (off. Δ), MIB pl.5 AE43e

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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