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ID number:  BIRBI-B1407
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  572-573
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  5.59
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1621. A.H. Baldwin, November 1952.
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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: D N IVSTI NV … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ϚII (Year 8). Mint mark: NI.

Bibliography:  MIB II 47a

4 Related People

Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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