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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
Place made: Carthage
Date made: 572-578
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 1.85
Weight (g): 3.47
Axis (degrees): 90.00
Provenance: Whitting 1673.
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.
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