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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1759
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; South East Turkey Hoard
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Light Weight Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583-601
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.16
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1541. Spink 23 May 1966.
BIRBI-B1759.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing wearing helmet with plume, circlet and pendilia, holding in r. hand globus cruciger. Reverse: Victory facing, holding in r. hand crismon topped staff and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON MAVRC TIb PP A… (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: …TORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Control mark A (1). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I. cfAV5a and MIBE 6.

Notes:  Z or N engraved in top r. of reverse field. Same type as a solidus but weight indicated it is a light weight solidus.

4 Related People

Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
South East Turkey Hoard



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