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ID number:  BIRBI-B1253
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:  572-573
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  12.63
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting unnumbered.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on backed double throne, Sophia wearing crown type DOC 34.a, Justin holding globus cruciger in r.hand, Sophia holding cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: M with cross floating above, off. Mark A beneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON IVSTI NVS PP A...(Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO GII (Year 8). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE34a, MIB pl.5 AE43a

4 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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