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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1215
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  567-568
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  15.05
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3392. E. S. Sepheriades, 1957, Athens.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on backed double throne, Sophia wearing crown type DOC I 24c, Justin holding globus cruciger in r.hand, Sophia holding cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: M with cross floating above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTI NVS PP AVC (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO III (Year 3). Off. mark Γ (3). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE24.c, MIB II pl.5 AE43a

4 Related People

Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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