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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1554
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:  573-578
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  8.36
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0954.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia with pendilia; Justin with pendilia; cross between their heads. Reverse: Two Victorias facing each other, holding a shield inscribed with a star; between their heads is a cross, and between their legs is a K.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVST … AV … ([Inferred] To our lords Justin and Sophia); in exergue: VITA (Life). Reverse: NM (Nummi).

Bibliography:  MIB II 77

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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