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ID number:  BIRBI-B1553
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:  572-573
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  8.93
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5905. Tchalikian, 10th January 1968.
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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: K with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … IVS … FIA … (To our lords Justin and Sophia); in exergue: …TA (Life). Reverse: ANN… VIII (Year 8). Mint mark: None visible. Control mark: S (6).

Bibliography:  MIB II 76

4 Related People

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


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