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ID number:  BIRBI-B1385
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  574-575
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  11.97
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2259. Ex Signorelli Collection; Rome, March 1953.
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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 wearing diadem, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTI … NVS PP AV (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO X (Year 10). Mint mark: NIKO. Officina: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 46a

4 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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