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ID number:  BIRBI-B1453
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:  573-574
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  6.18
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7382. A.H. Baldwin, 9th July 1970.
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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: D [in retrograde] И IVSTI NVS PP A (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ϚIII (Year 9). Mint mark: KYZ.

Bibliography:  MIB II 51b

4 Related People

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


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