Justin II and Sophia; AE Follis, Nicomedia
Description: Justin II (565 - 578 AD). AE Follis, Nicomedia mint, year 570/571. DN IVSTINVS PP AVG; enthroned figures of Justin II ( left ) holding in right hand globus cruciger and empress Sophia (right) holding cruciform sceptre in right hand across right shoulder / Large M, ANNO left, regnal year G right, officina letter A between limbs, cross above, NIKO in ex.
Diameter: AE30 mm
Weight: 13,24 g
Attribution: Sear 369
Commentary: black patina, well centered, good for type
History: Justin II tried to prevent the ultimate split between the Orthodox (including Catholics), so called Chalcedonian branch of Christianity, and Monophysites; he failed and Coptic Church of Egypt and Ethiopia and Syriac church splitted form the other branch.
Article Number: 017-06-01-41652