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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1569
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):  1.85
Weight (g):  3.47
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1673.
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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: …TA (Life). Reverse: N ᴟ (Nummi).

Bibliography:  MIB II 80a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse (type MIB II 79a); crest of helmet visible on the obverse, faint inscription visible on the reverse.

4 Related People

Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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