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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4272
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Mezezios; Sicily
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  668-669
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.49
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1746. bt A. H. Baldwin 27th May 1969.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Mezezios bearded facing wearing cuirass, paludamentum and cross crown with plume, holding globus cruciger in r. hand and shield depicting a cavalryman on l. shoulder. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …PPAЧҀ… (Our Lord Mezezios eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧ (Imperial Victory). Control mark: Є (5). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 9 (Constantine IV)

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

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sicily
Roman;Ostrogothic;Italian;Aghlabid;Norman;Sicilian


Mezezios
Armenian

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