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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1767
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583-601
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.49
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 518. ex de Saram Collection. 'Found in Ceylon' (Sri Lanka).
BIRBI-B1767.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 AVC (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Control mark B (2). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I. AV5b. MIBE 6, p.45.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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