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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0495
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Salamis Hoard
Maker:  Theodosius II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  AD 420-422
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 274. Ex Salamis Hoard, 1948, James R. Stewart, 30th January, 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Theodosius II, wearing helmet and pearl diadem, cuirassed, holding spear in r. and shield decorated with horseman on left arm, facing front. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, standing facing l., holding long cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVC (Our Lord Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VOT XX MVLT XXX H (Prayers for Twenty Years of Rule, More for His Thirtieth Anniversary. H: Control Mark 5). Mintmark: CONOB

Bibliography:  RIC X 219

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