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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1289
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
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):  11.92
Axis (degrees):  0.00
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing a trefoil crown and holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin wearing diadem and holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N IVSTI NVS PP … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO XII (Year 12). Mint mark: CON. Officina: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB II 43a

3 Related People

Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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