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Justin II, Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 575/576

 
 

Obverse

Justin II on left and Sophia on 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.

Reverse

with Christogram () above, Γ below, |N|N|O in left field, and X|I in right field.

Exergue

CON

Obverse

Justin II on left and Sophia on 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.

Reverse

with Christogram () above, Γ below, |N|N|O in left field, and X|I in right field.

Exergue

CON

Accession number BZC.1973.12
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:213, no. (41b)
Ruler Justin II
Date of Reign 565–578
Associated Authority Sophia (wife of Justin II)
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 575/576
Diameter 27.0 mm
Weight 14.42 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

The inscription on the obverse is illegible.

MIBEC 93–94, no. 43d (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]).

Acquisition History

From Matterhorn Trading Company, 18 May 1973, acquired in Turkey