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ID number:  BIRBI-B1350
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:  576-577
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  5.93
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3275. Dumbarton Oaks Duplicate 235; 27th November 1958.
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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 N IVSTI NVS … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO XII (Year 12); ΘC [cross above] (theos - God). Mint mark: TЄS.

Bibliography:  MIB II 70e

4 Related People

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



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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