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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1441
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  574-575
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  12.11
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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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 holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N I … ST … PP AVC (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO X (Year 10). Mint mark: …Y… Officina: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 50b

3 Related People

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


Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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