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ID number:  BIRBI-B1608
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Tiberius II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  578-582
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1220. Spink 7th June 1963; ex Schönlich Collection
BIRBI-B1608.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Tiberius, facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Cross potent on four steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: o . tIb CONS TANT PP AVC (Our lord Tiberius Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ...TORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB II 4

Notes:  Clipped at least twice to r. of obverse; obverse die possibly re-cut.

3 Related People

Tiberius II
Byzantine

582
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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