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ID number:  BIRBI-B1288
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  576-577
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  12.11
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4158. A.H. Baldwin, 4th November 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … NVS PP … ([Inferred] Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: A…NO XII (Year 12). Mint mark: CON. Officina: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB II 43a

4 Related People

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


Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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