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ID number:  BIRBI-B1415
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):  3.15
Weight (g):  14.27
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7078. Glendining, 3rd May 1951.
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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 IUST … AVS - (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO III (Year 3). Mint mark: KYZ. Officina: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 50b

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Kyzikos



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