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ID number:  BIRBI-B1302
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Constantine in Numidia
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Constantine
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  572-573
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  5.13
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0108.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Justin holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: K with chrismon above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N … VS … S PP A … (Our lord Justin, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ϚII (Year 8). Mint mark: CON.

Bibliography:  DOC I AE 205.1-2; MIB II 91 (var) (Montea Militaris Imitativa)

4 Related People

Constantine in Numidia
Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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