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ID number:  BIRBI-B1251
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:  570-572
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.00
Weight (g):  14.08
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0540.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on backed double throne, Sophia wearing crown type DOC 32.e.1, Justin holding globus cruciger in r.hand, Sophia holding cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: M with Chi Rho floating above, off. Mark E beneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: OA IVSTI NVS PP AI... (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO G/GI (Year 6/7). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE29e/33e, MIB pl.5 AE43d

Notes:  Whitting could not decide between G and GI - very difficult to tell

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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