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ID number:  BIRBI-B1528
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Antioch
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  571-572
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.62
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7341. A.H. Baldwin, 30th May 1970.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing a trefoil ornament, holding a sceptre in l. hand; Justin wearing a trefoil ornament, holding a sceptre in r. hand; globus cruciger positioned in between them, Sophia holding it with her r. hand, and Justin with his l. hand. Reverse: I with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: V N LLTI VΔτ … LL (garbled inscription). Reverse: ANNO ϚI (Year 7). Mint mark: τHЄЧ [in retorgrade] P'.

Bibliography:  DOC I AE 177 (var)

Notes:  The year is given in the form ϚI, rather than ЧII.

4 Related People

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



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