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ID number:  BIRBI-B1343
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:  569-570
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  6.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0152. Glendining, 3rd May 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.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D … S … NVS PP AVI (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO Є (Year 5); ΘKS [ligature mark above] (Theotokos - Virgin Mary). Mint mark: TЄS.

Bibliography:  MIB II 70c (var)

4 Related People

Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Thessalonica



Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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