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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1271
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  574-575
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  13.15
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia nimbate facing, seated on backed double throne, crown type of Sophia unclear, Justin holding globus cruciger in r.hand, Sophia holding sceptre in l. Reverse: M with Chi Rho floating above, off. Mark A beneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … NVS PI... (Our Lord Justin Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: ANNO X (Year 10). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl.L AE39a, MIB pl.5 AE43d

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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