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ID number:  BIRBI-B1507
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Antioch
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  569-570
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  7.32
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2727.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing a 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: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVS … NUS PP AN … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO IIIII (Year 5). Mint mark: Δ.

Bibliography:  MIB II 59

4 Related People

Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Antioch



Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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