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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1531
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Antioch
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  574-575
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.27
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing a trefoil ornament; Justin wearing a trefoil ornament, holding a sceptre in r. hand. Reverse: I with cross above; star below the year.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … VτA … (garbled inscription). Reverse: ANNO X (Year 10). Mint mark: …P.

Bibliography:  MIB II 63b

3 Related People

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



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