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ID number:  BIRBI-B1398
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  577-578
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  12.91
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 AV … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO XIII (Year 13). Mint mark: NIKO. Officina: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 46a

3 Related People

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


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