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ID number:  BIRBI-B1298
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:  570-571
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  6.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1445.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing. Reverse: K with chrismon above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N … NVS PP AVC (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANN... Ϛ (Year 6). Officina: … (untranslatable officina).

Bibliography:  MIB II 44d

Notes:  Possible clip to top left of obverse, but cut not clean - straight edge is corroded and worn.

4 Related People

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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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