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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-LR0127
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Gratian; Nicomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  378-383
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.27
Weight (g):  4.20
Provenance:  Whitting 1327.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Gratian, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed, helmeted, with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand. Reverse: Emperor on ship raising r. hand, behind him a Victory.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D I VRΛTITIΛ ...IΛ D F AVC (our lord Gratian pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: CLORRIΛ RO MANORUM (glory of the Romans). Mint mark: …NN T (Nicomedia 3).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 25a var.

Notes:  Mint mark displays Γ instead of A or B

1 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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