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ID number:  BIRBI-B1332
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  571-572
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.72
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2737.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing a trefoil crown, holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … IVS … NVS PP … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ϚI (Year 7). Mint mark: TЄS.

Bibliography:  MIB II 70a (var)

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Thessalonica



Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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