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ID number:  BIRBI-B1491
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  574-575
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  11.58
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1406.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing trefoil ornament, holding a sceptre in l.hand; Justin wearing a trefoil ornament, holding a sceptre in r. hand; globus cruciger positioned in between them, Sophia holding it with her r. hand, and Justin with his l. hand. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: V τ NDL -ЧτCSL (garbled inscription). Reverse: ANNO X (Year 10). Mint mark: τHЄЧP'. Officina: … (too worn to read).

Bibliography:  MIB II 56a

4 Related People

Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Antioch



Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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