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ID number:  BIRBI-B1270
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:  574-575
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  14.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3027. Bagot Collection, c.1700: Spink, 1st October 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on lyre-backed double throne, crown type of Sophia unclear, Justin holding globus cruciger in r.hand, Sophia holding sceptre in l. Reverse: M with Chi Rho floating above, off. Mark A beneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ...N IVPT ...VS PP ΓV... (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO X (Year 10). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE39a, MIB pl.5 AE43d

4 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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