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ID number:  BIRBI-B1597
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Rome
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  565-572
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.59
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 845. 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 and pendilia, holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin wearing trefoil ornament and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand; cross in between Justin and Sophia. Reverse: XX with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IV S TINVS PP AV … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None. Mint mark: ROM.

Bibliography:  MIB II 95b (Moneta Militaris Imitativa)

4 Related People

Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Haines_Geoffrey-T.jpg
Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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