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ID number:  BIRBI-B1623
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:  Lightweight Solidus (22 siliquae)
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  578-582
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.06
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 533. A.H. Baldwin 15th February 1956.
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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: ∂ m TIb CONS TANT PP AVC (Our lord Tiberius Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: OB+*. Control mark: ΘS (Untranslatable Control Mark).

Bibliography:  MIB II pl.11 5 (exact coin)

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Tiberius II
Byzantine

582
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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