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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4505ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Half-follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  575-576
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.3
Weight (g):  5.30
Axis (degrees):  0.00
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Description:  Obverse: Imperial couple enthroned, he holds globus cruciger, she holds cross sceptre, heads crowned and nimbate. Reverse: Cross to r. of denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: K (Twenty) ANNO XI (Year 11)

Bibliography:  MIB.2.70a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse, over Justinian I 16 nummi Thessalonian coin.

3 Related People

Thessalonica



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