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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2104
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Follis
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  596-601
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  11.81
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3110. "From Jordan," January 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice, wearing cuirass, and helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: N I ∂ ITIC … P A ([Inferred] Our lord Maurice, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO XЧ or XЧIIII (Year 15 or 19). Mint mark: … (Untranslatable mint mark). Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 76Db

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse, on a year nineteen coin of Kyzikos, either from the reign of Justinian I or Maurice. If from the reign of Maurice, the overtype is of the same year, i.e. Year 19.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Uncertain mint



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