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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1294
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):  2.40
Weight (g):  8.24
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0291.
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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: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … S PP A … ([Inferred] Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO IIII (Year 4). Officina: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB II 44a

4 Related People

Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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