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ID number:  BIRBI-B1709
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Tiberius II; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  578-579
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.30
Weight (g):  14.78
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2257. Ex Signorelli Collection, Rome, March 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Tiberius facing, wearing cross crown with pendilia, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r.hand, and eagle-topped sceptre with cross atop eagle in l.hand. Reverse: Arched M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N TIS CONS TANT PP VJ (Our lord Tiberius Constantine, eternal [inferred, Augustus]). Reverse: ANNO Ч (Year 5). Mint mark: τHЄЧPS.

Bibliography:  DOC I AE 41 (var); MIB II pl.15 47a1 (same type as the coin in pl.15, not the type in the catalogue)

Notes:  Obverse of type DOC I AE 41, but reverse of a different type, there is no equivalent in MIB.

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