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ID number:  BIRBI-B1442
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:  574-575
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  14.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3251. Spink, 24th October 1958.
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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 IV … S PP A … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO X (Year 10). Mint mark: KV… Officina: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 50b

4 Related People

Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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