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ID number:  BIRBI-B1414
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  567-568
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  13.98
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7079. A.H. Baldwin, 8th July 1969.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing a trefoil crown and pendilia, holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin wearing diadem and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand; cross in between Justin and Sophia. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IUSTINUS … AVS - (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO III (Year 3). Mint mark: KYZ. Officina: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 50b

4 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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