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Justin II, Copper, Half Follis, Cherson, 565-570

 
 

Obverse

Justin II and Sophia standing crowned and nimbate. Justin II holds globus cruciger in right hand. Sophia holds long cruciform scepter in right hand.

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Reverse

K with cross above. To left, Tiberios (?) or Justin II standing, nimbate, holding a staff with staurogram ().

Obverse

Justin II and Sophia standing crowned and nimbate. Justin II holds globus cruciger in right hand. Sophia holds long cruciform scepter in right hand.

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Reverse

K with cross above. To left, Tiberios (?) or Justin II standing, nimbate, holding a staff with staurogram ().

Accession number BZC.2009.004
Ruler Justin II
Date of Reign 565–578
Associated Authority Sophia (wife of Justin II)
Tiberios II Constantine
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Cherson
Date 565570
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 6.95 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 1:262, no. 217.5. On the attribution to Justin II for metrological reasons (weight of 1/42 pound) and on the identification of the figure on the reverse, see MIBEC 34.

MIBEC 112, no. 162.

Acquisition History

Stack’s Auction, New York City, 12 January 2009, Auction Lot 3104, from Sternberg 18, 1986, Lot 721, from Franz Füeg Collection