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ID number:  BIRBI-B1445
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  575-576
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  13.31
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3103. G. De Falco, Naples; 1956.
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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 diadem and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTI NVS PP A (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO XI (Year 11). Mint mark: KYZ. Officina: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 50b

4 Related People

Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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