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ID number:  BIRBI-B1451
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:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  570-573
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  6.54
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3925. A.H. Baldwin, January 1961.
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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 crown and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand; cross in between Justin and Sophia. Reverse: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … T … NVS PP A (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO Ϛ… (Year 6, 7, or 8). Mint mark: KYI.

Bibliography:  MIB II 51b

4 Related People

Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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