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ID number:  BIRBI-B1425
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:  572-573
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  11.63
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2933. A.H. Baldwin, 25th February 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing trefoil crown 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 … S PPS AVS- (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ϚII (Year 8). Mint mark: KYZ. Officina: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 50b

4 Related People

Kyzikos



Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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