Bronze Coin - Follis, JUSTIN II & SOPHIA c 565-578 AD


Bronze Coin - Follis, E. Roman/Byzantine Empire, c. 565-578 AD. 

Ruler: Justin II & Sophia. 

Obv: Justin II & Sophia seated facing on double throne.

Rev: ''M'' ANNO X. Mint: Nicomedia (struck 575 AD)

28mm, 13.65gm.

Justin II (c. 520 – 5 October 578) was Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Emperor from 565 to 578. He was the husband of Sophia, nephew of Justinian I and the late Empress Theodora, and was therefore a member of the Justinian Dynasty.

His reign is marked by war with Persia and the loss of the greater part of Italy. He presented the Cross of Justin II to Saint Peter's, Rome.

  • Inventory Number: PA-2837