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ID number:  BIRBI-B1420
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  572-573
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  10.93
Axis (degrees):  0.00
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing diadem and pendilia, holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin wearing trefoil crown and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand; cross in between Justin and Sophia. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTIN VS PP A … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ϚII (Year 8). Mint mark: KYZ. Officina: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 50b

Notes:  Pierced between the heads of Justin and Sophia, from obverse to reverse.

3 Related People

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


Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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