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ID number:  BIRBI-B1283
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:  575-576
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  13.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3345. B. A. Seaby, 1st April 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on lyre-backed double throne, Sophia crown type corroded, Justin holding globus cruciger in r.hand, Sophia holding cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: M with cross floating above, off. Mark E beneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON IV… IVS PP A... (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO XI (Year 11). Mint mark: C...

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.LI AE40e, MIB pl 5 AE43a

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Whitting, Philip David
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Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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Constantinople
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