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Justin II, Copper, Follis, Nikomedeia, 577/578

 
 

Obverse

Justin II and Sophia enthroned. Space between heads not visible, but probably no cross in that space. Inscription illegible.

Reverse

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

Exergue

NIKO

Obverse

Justin II and Sophia enthroned. Space between heads not visible, but probably no cross in that space. Inscription illegible.

Reverse

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

Exergue

NIKO

Accession number BZC.1970.12
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:231, no. (103a)
Ruler Justin II
Date of Reign 565–578
Associated Authority Sophia (wife of Justin II)
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Nikomedeia
Date 577/578
Diameter 30.0 mm
Weight 11.53 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

The type without a cross between the heads of the emperor and empress is more common than that with a cross (see MIBEC 97, no. 46b).

Acquisition History

Gift of J. L. Malter, 5 February 1970