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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1308
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:  576-577
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  6.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1446.
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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: … NVS PP A … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO XII (Year 12). Officina: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 44a

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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