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ID number:  BIRBI-B1340
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:  574-575
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  5.67
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2414. A.H. Baldwin, 20th march 1954.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia with pendilia, holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: K.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N … NVS PP AVC (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO XΔ (Year 10Δ); ΘC [cross above] (Theos - God). Mint mark: TЄS.

Bibliography:  MIB II 70 (var)

Notes:  The Δ on the reverse with the year appears to be deliberatly engraved in the die, and is not an artefact of an overstrike or an engraving in the coin; this specific feature is neither recorded by MIB or by DOC.

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