20 nummi (half follis) of Justin II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 565–578


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4865

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on double throne; Justin holds globus cruciger; Sophia holds scepter; cross between their heads.
DNIVST INVSPPAVC
Reverse: XX cross above in exergue: ROM

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way