A BYZANTINE BRONZE FOLLIS OF JUSTIN II AND SOPHIA

A BYZANTINE BRONZE FOLLIS OF JUSTIN II AND SOPHIA


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Byzantine: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1213534
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Reign of Emperor Justin II (565-578 A.D.)

Minted at Antioch as Theopolis, 575-6 A.D.

Obverse: Justin II, left, and Sophia, right, both frontal facing on double throne and nimbate. Each holding a large scepter with a globus cruciger between them.

Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, XI to right, Gamma officina letter below. THEUP in exergue.

In fine condition. Natural patina present. Found in Jerusalem.

Diameter: 29 mm; Weight: 14.9 g

Olivewood box, worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Wolfgang Hahn, “Moneta Imperii Byzantini”, 56-57.