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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1551
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:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  573-574
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  7.53
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4044. Glendining, March 1962.
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Justin and Sophia facing. Reverse: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … V … ([Inferred] To our lords Justin and Sophia); in exergue: VIT… (Life). Reverse: ANN… CIII (Year 9). Mint mark: KAR. Control mark: S (6).

Bibliography:  MIB II 76

4 Related People

Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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