Justin II; AE Follis, Constantinople
Description: Justin II (565 - 578 AD). AE Follis, Constantinople mint, year 9. D N IVSTINVS PP AVC; Justin, on left and Sophia on right, both nimbate, seated facing on double throne, he holds a globus cruciger, she holds a cruciform scepter / Large M between ANNO and regnal year, cross above, B below, CON in ex.
Diameter: AE30 mm
Weight: 12,82 g
Attribution: SBCV 360; DOC I 36e.2
Commentary: good surfaces with light patina
History: The only daughter of Justin II and Sophia, born before their rise to power, was named Arabia - an unusual name for the highly christianized Byzantine society.
Article Number: 002-04-02-41652