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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4454
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:  Follis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  698-702
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  4.00
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1915. Bought Glendining, Hall Sale 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Tiberios facing, bearded, wearing military dress and crown with cross, holding spear across front of body in r. hand. Reverse: M denomination, with emperor's monogram above and palm branch to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: None visible.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XLII AE32.2; MIB III Tiberius pl.45 Küpfer 79.2.

Notes:  This type is known to be earlier due to overstriking evidence (MIB III p.190). Hahn's dating is used here but it is not certain.

3 Related People

Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Tiberios III
Byzantine

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