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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1223
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  568-569
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  10.54
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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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: … VS PP AV… (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO IIII (Year 4). Off. mark E (5). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE25.e, MIB II pl.5 AE43a

3 Related People

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


Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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