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ID number:  BIRBI-B1480
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  571-572
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  12.67
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 729. Ex. Edward Shepherd Collection, 1924.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing trefoil ornament, holding a sceptre in l.hand; Justin wearing a trefoil ornament, holding a sceptre in r. hand; globus cruciger positioned in between them, Sophia holding it with her r. hand, and Justin with his l. hand. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: V T LLЧτ TSDPNΛ (garbled inscription). Reverse: ANNO ϚI (Year 7). Mint mark: τHЄЧP'. Officina: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB II 56a

4 Related People

Antioch



Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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