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ID number:  BIRBI-B1263
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:  573-574
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  11.26
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3124. Jan 1957, from Cyprus through Spink.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on lyre-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 cross floating above, off. Mark B beneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON IVSTI NVS PP AV… (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO GIII (Year 9). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE36b.I, MIB pl.5 AE43a

4 Related People

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


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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