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ID number:  BIRBI-B1410
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:  575-576
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  7.25
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3347. A.H. Baldwin, 25th April 1959.
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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: K.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTI NVS PP AVC (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO XI (Year 11). Mint mark: NI.

Bibliography:  MIB II 47a

4 Related People

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


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