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ID number:  BIRBI-B1330
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  568-569
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  5.29
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2184. Spink 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing a trefoil crown and holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVS TINVS PP … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO Δ (Year 4). Mint mark: TЄS.

Bibliography:  MIB II 70a

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Thessalonica



Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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