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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1558
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):  2.25
Weight (g):  9.27
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0953.
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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 legs is a K.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N IVSTINO … SOFIA … (To our lords Justin and Sophia); in exergue: VITA (Life). Reverse: NM (Nummi).

Bibliography:  MIB II 77

4 Related People

Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Justin II
Byzantine
c.520
October 578
Sophia
Byzantine
Before 530
After 600
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