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ID number:  BIRBI-B1334
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:  570-571
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.48
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1797. Glendining, 6th October 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: K with M above; a cross above the M.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N IVST… (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ЧI (Year 6). Mint Mark: TЄS.

Bibliography:  MIB II 70b

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Thessalonica



Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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