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ID number:  BIRBI-B1872
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Semissis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  582-602
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  2.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0211. Glendining, 20th March 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing r., wearing diadem, paludamentum, and cuirass. Reverse: Victory walking r., looking l., holding wreath in r.. hand, and globus cruciger in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N Γ ImAVRI … PP AIC (Our lord Maurice, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTOR … A AVCC (Imperial Victory). Mint mark: CO…

Bibliography:  MIB II 17a

Notes:  Double overstrike on both faces.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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