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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2024
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583-602
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  2.11
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3288. Dumbarton Oaks Duplicates, 27th November 1958.
BIRBI-B2024.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross crown with pendilia; cross to the l. of Maurice's head. Reverse: I, cross above; star to the l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N m … P AVC (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CO… Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB II 73C-D (var)

Notes:  Apparently unrecorded variant, in which there is a cross to the l. of Maurice's head (possibly a globus cruciger).

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
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