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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0118
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Gratian; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  378-383
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.24
Weight (g):  4.71
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4187. A. H. Baldwin, October 1963.

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 N GRATIA NVS P F HVG (our lord Gratian pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: CLORIH ΠO HANOCIIΠ (glory of the Romans). Mint mark: CON B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 52a

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Whitting, Philip David
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