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ID number:  BIRBI-B4446
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Tiberios III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  698-699
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  9.56
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5534. Bought Spink 14th July 1967.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Tiberios facing , wearing military dress and crown with cross, holding spear across front of body in r. hand. Reverse: M denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O TIIERI… (Lord Tiberios). Reverse: …I (Year 1). Off. B. Mint Mark: …ON.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XLI AE8b.2; MIB III Tiberius pl.45 Küpfer 73.

Notes:  Coin overstruck on unidentified follis, with undertype M denomination mark present to r. of obverse emperor bust. Possibly double-overstruck, with undertype on reverse not clearly identifiable as an obverse type connected to to the reverse undertype on coin obverse.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Tiberios III
Byzantine

706
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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