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Justin II, Copper, Half Follis, Kyzikos, 574/575

 
 

Obverse

Justin II and Sophia enthroned. Inscription illegible.

Reverse

with cross above, Λ|N|N|O in left field, and X in right field.

Exergue

KVZ

Obverse

Justin II and Sophia enthroned. Inscription illegible.

Reverse

with cross above, Λ|N|N|O in left field, and X in right field.

Exergue

KVZ

Accession number BZC.1971.37.9
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:239, no. 133
Ruler Justin II
Date of Reign 565–578
Associated Authority Sophia (wife of Justin II)
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Kyzikos
Date 574/575
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 4.8 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

The coin is a very small, abnormal issue. Grierson believed he saw a cross between the heads of the emperor and empress, but in fact no cross is visible.

MIBEC 99, no. 51a (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]). Hahn does not note a cross between the heads.

Acquisition History

Gift of Philip Grierson, 19 July 1971, from H. A. Cahn, 15 June 1971