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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1557
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Justin II; Sophia; Carthage
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  573-578
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  6.80
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3685. A.H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Justin and Sophia, nimbate, seated on a lyre-backed double throne facing; Sophia wearing a crown; Justin wearing a helmet; 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 IVSTINO ET SOΓII … (To our lords Justin and Sophia); in exergue: VITA (Life). Reverse: NM (Nummi).

Bibliography:  MIB II 77

4 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
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