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ID number:  BIRBI-B1499
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  575-576
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.35
Weight (g):  15.60
Axis (degrees):  180.00

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; a star below the year.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: V N てLDI … ЧVΛTL- (garbled inscription). Reverse: ANNO XI (Year 11). Mint mark: …HЄUP'. Officina: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 56b

3 Related People

Justin II
October 578
Before 530
After 600

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