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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1380
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  572-573
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  14.52
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing a trefoil crown and pendilia, holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin wearing diadem and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTI NVS PP A… (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ϚII (Year 8). Mint mark: NIKO. Officina: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 46a

3 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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