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ID number:  BIRBI-B1727
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:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  578
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  7.52
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3099. A.H. Baldwin, December 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; cross to the r. Reverse: K, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … m Tib CONS TANT PP AS [ligature line above S] (Our lord Tiberius Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO IIII (Year 4). Mint mark: P (with a tail).

Bibliography:  MIB II 49 (var)

Notes:  The inscription is an unrecorded variant, note the ligature above the S - this is unusual.

3 Related People

Tiberius II
Byzantine

582
Antioch



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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