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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1568
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:  Decanummium
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  572-578
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.84
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3896. A.H. Baldwin, August 1960.
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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: I.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N … NSO … ([Inferred] To our lords Justin and Sophia); in exergue: VITA (Life). Reverse: N M (Nummi).

Bibliography:  MIB II 80a

4 Related People

Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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