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ID number:  BIRBI-B2390
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Ravenna
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  582-602
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.49
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 746 - Dumbarton Oaks duplicates 79, 27th November 1958.
BIRBI-B2390.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing wearing cuirass, paludamentum and a plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Victoria standing facing holding chrismon staff in r. hand and globus cruciger in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN mAVRC Tib PP ΛVC (Our Lord Maurice Tiberius eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI Λ ΛVCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: B (2). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB II 38, DOC I AV285a

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

3 Related People

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


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