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ID number:  BIRBI-B1753
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Beirut Hoard
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1006. A.H.Baldwin from Beirut, January 1961.
BIRBI-B1753.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing wearing cross crown with pendilia, holding in r.hand globus cruciger and on l. shoulder shield. Reverse: Victory facing, holding in r. hand crismon topped staff and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON TIbЄR M AVRIC PP AV (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Control mark H(8). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I. AV3b. MIBE 4 p.45.

Notes:  Cross engraved in bottom right of reverse field.

4 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Beirut Hoard



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