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Justin II, Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 576/577

 
 

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.

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Reverse

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

Exergue

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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.

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Reverse

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

Exergue

CON

Accession number BZC.1973.14
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:213, no. 40d
Ruler Justin II
Date of Reign 565–578
Associated Authority Sophia (wife of Justin II)
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 576/577
Diameter 28.0 mm
Weight 13.0 g
Relation of Dies 1:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

As DOC 1:213, no. 40d, which is broken.

MIBEC 92–93, no. 43a.

Acquisition History

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