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

 
 

Obverse

Justin II on left and Sophia on right, seated, nimbate, on double lyre-backed throne. Justin II holds globus cruciger in right hand. Sophia holds cruciform scepter in left hand.

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Reverse

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

Exergue

CON

Obverse

Justin II on left and Sophia on right, seated, nimbate, on double lyre-backed throne. Justin II holds globus cruciger in right hand. Sophia holds cruciform scepter in left hand.

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Reverse

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

Exergue

CON

Accession number BZC.1973.13
Catalogue ID As DOC 1:213, no. (41c)
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 28.0 mm
Weight 12.45 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

MIBEC 92–92, no. 43a.

Acquisition History

Matterhorn Trading Co., 18 May 1973, acquired in Turkey