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ID number:  BIRBI-B1455
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):  2.25
Weight (g):  6.75
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5359. Spink, August 1966; "From South-East Turkey".
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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: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTI … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO IIIϚ (Year 9). Mint mark: KY…

Bibliography:  MIB II 51b

Notes:  The date is back-to-front.

4 Related People

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


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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