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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4453
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Tiberios III; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  698-705
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.04
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1219. Bought Spink May 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Tiberios facing, bearded, wearing military dress with τb inscribes on r. arm and crown with cross, holding spear across front of body in r. hand (notably visible), and shield depicting man on horse in l. hand. Reverse: cross potent on steps, with H to l. and Λ to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: U ΔIBσ AI λ SЧ (Tiberios Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIλ ЧЧЧ (Imperial Victory). Mint Mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XLII AV26; MIB III Tiberius pl.43 Gold 32.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Tiberios III
Byzantine

706
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


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