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ID number:  BIRBI-B1416
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:  569-570
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  10.55
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting unnumbered. A.H. Baldwin, June 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 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 … NVS PP A (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO Ч (Year 5). Mint mark: KYZ. Officina: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 50b

4 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Kyzikos



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