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ID number:  BIRBI-B1599
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
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):  5.07
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1794.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia 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 IVSTI NVS PP … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None. Mint mark: ROM.

Bibliography:  MIB II 95b (Moneta Militaris Imitativa)

4 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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