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ID number:  BIRBI-LR504
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Carthage 1945 Hoard
Maker:  Theodosius II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  430-440
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1562. 5th October 1966, from the Carthage 1945 Hoard, number 10.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Theodosius looking slightly r., wearing cuirass and plumed helmet holding spear behind head in r. hand and shield with a horseman in l. Reverse: Constantinopolis seated l. holding globus cruciger in r. hand and sceptre in l., shield at her l. side and star in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN THEODO SIVS PFAVC (Our Lord Theodosius blessed eternal Augustus). Reverse: VOTXXX ИVLTXXXX (Sixth quinquennalia). Control mark: S (6). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  RIC X 257

Notes:  Has been XRF tested as part of 'All That Glitters' project.

4 Related People

Carthage 1945 Hoard



Theodosius II
Roman
401
450
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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