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Justin II, Copper, Half Follis, Constantinople, 566/567

 
 

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. In hand, Sophia holds cruciform scepter in right hand.

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Reverse

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

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. In hand, Sophia holds cruciform scepter in right hand.

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Reverse

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

Accession number BZC.1974.5.7
Ruler Justin II
Date of Reign 565–578
Associated Authority Sophia (wife of Justin II)
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 566/567
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 5.22 g
Relation of Dies 5:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 1:214, no. (45).

MIBEC 94–95, no. 44a.

Acquisition History

From Henry Weller, 19 April 1974