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ID number:  BIRBI-B1292
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:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  568-569
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  6.12
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1810. L.A. Lawrence, January 1951.
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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: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N … VS … S PP A … ([Inferred] Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO IIII (Year 4). Officina: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 44a

4 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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