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ID number:  BIRBI-B4457
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:  702-705
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2126. Bought Spink 3rd March 1967.
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Description:  Obverse: Tiberios standing, wearing military dress, holding globus cruciger in l. hand. Reverse: M denomination mark, with emperor's monogram above, star below, and cross to r. and l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: None visible. Mint Mark: ...CL.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XLII AE33.2; MIB III Tiberius pl.45 Küpfer 80.

Notes:  Coin is overstruck, with both overtype and undertype depicting Tiberios III monogram. These are presumably Hahn's types nos.79 and 80, but lack of presence of palm branches or bust of undertype means this cannot be confirmed. This type is known to be later due to overstriking evidence (MIB III p.190). Hahn's dating is used here but it is not certain.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Tiberios III
Byzantine

706
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