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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-VV0029
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Athalaric; Rome
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Ostrogothic
Date made:  526-534
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.84
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4723. A. H. Baldwin, 18th July 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Roma, draped, facing r. wearing plumed helmet and earrings. Reverse: Inscription on four lines within wreath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: INVIC… A ROMA (Unconquered Rome). Reverse: D N / ATHAL/ARICVS / REX (Our lord King Athalaric).

Bibliography:  MEC I 133; Metlich 86

3 Related People

Athalaric
Ostrogothic
516
534
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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