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ID number: BIRBI-LR0277
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Theodosius I; Alexandria
Place made: Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture: Late Roman
Date made: 383-388
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.36
Weight (g): 4.64
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Whitting 4180. A. H. Baldwin, 21st of October 1963.
Description: Obverse: Bust of Theodosius, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed, helmeted, with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand. Reverse: Emperor, cuirassed, on boat raising r. hand, behind him a Victory.
Inscriptions: Obverse: D N ΓHSΠDO SICS D □ □VC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: CLORAI RO MANODVM (glory of the Romans). Mint mark: ALF A (Alexandria 1).
Bibliography: RIC IX 15b var.
Notes: Inscription in reverse spells GLORAI instead of GLORIA.
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