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ID number:  BIRBI-B1550
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Carthage
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  572-573
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  16.52
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting Unnumbered. R.M. Cunningham, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Justin and Sophia facing; Sophia wearing crown with pendilia, Justin wearing plumed helmet with pendilia, and cuirass; cross between them. Reverse: M with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTI … Є … FIA … (To our lords Justin and Sophia); in exergue: VITA (Life). Reverse: ANNO VIII (Year 8). Mint mark: …AR. Control mark: S (6).

Bibliography:  MIB II 73

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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