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ID number:  BIRBI-B1618
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Akkar Hoard
Maker:  Tiberius II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  579-582
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 793. Came with the Akkar Hoard coins, but believed by Whitting not to be of the hoard upon further examination.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Tiberius, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet with pendilia, r. hand holding globus cruciger, shield on l. shoulder. Reverse: Cross potent on four steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Dm TIbCONS TANT PPAVI (Our lord Tiberius Constantine Emperor in Perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI AAVCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: H (8). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl. LX AV4c; MIB 2 pl. 11 AV4

Notes:  Broken mounting.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Tiberius II
Byzantine

582
Akkar Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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