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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0666
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Basiliscus; Marcus; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  475-476
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0258. Cahn (Basle), July 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Basiliscus or Marcus, 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 bASILISCI ЄT MARC P AVC (Our lords Basiliscus and Marcus, eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  RIC X 1025

Notes:  Two inscission marks to the right of Victory's head.

4 Related People

Marcus
Roman

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


Basiliscus
Roman

476
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