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ID number:  BIRBI-B1461
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  574-575
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  5.49
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 802. Rev. E. Gantz, M.A., 1915.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTI … S P … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO X (Year 10). Mint mark: KYZ.

Bibliography:  MIB II 51a

4 Related People

Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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