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Justin II, Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 567/568

 
 

Obverse

Justin II on the left and Sophia on the right, both seated, nimbate, and on double lyre-backed thrones. Justin II holds globus cruciger in right hand. Sophia holds cruciform scepter in right hand. Inscription illegible.

Reverse

with cross above, below, |N|N|O in left field, and I|II in right field.

Exergue

CON

Obverse

Justin II on the left and Sophia on the right, both seated, nimbate, and on double lyre-backed thrones. Justin II holds globus cruciger in right hand. Sophia holds cruciform scepter in right hand. Inscription illegible.

Reverse

with cross above, below, |N|N|O in left field, and I|II in right field.

Exergue

CON

Accession number BZC.1970.11
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:205, no. (24a)
Ruler Justin II
Date of Reign 565–578
Associated Authority Sophia (wife of Justin II)
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 567/568
Diameter 27.0 mm
Weight 13.81 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Obverse description based on DOC 1:204 follis type.

MIBEC 92–93, no. 43a.

Acquisition History

Gift of J. L. Malter, 5 February 1970