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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0665
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Basiliscus; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  475-476
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0261. Munzen und medaillen 78, January 1949.
BIRBI-LR0665.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Basiliscus, helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, facing 3/4 r., holding spear in r. hand behind head and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Victory, winged, draped, standing l., supporting long jeweled cross; star in r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N bASILIS C[retrograde Ч]S PP AVC (Our lord Basiliscus, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: S (6).

Bibliography:  RIC X 1003

3 Related People

Basiliscus
Roman

476
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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