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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1503
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  569-570
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  11.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing trefoil ornament; 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 N TLLΛD … (garbled inscription). Reverse: ANNO Ч (Year 5). Mint mark: τHЄЧP. Officina: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB II 56a

3 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Antioch



Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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