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ID number:  BIRBI-B2131
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  591-592
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  11.48
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3863. A.H. Baldwin, 6th October 1959; "from an old miscellaneous collection".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice, wearing cuirass, and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O ᴎ mA … TIbЄRI PPA (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO X (Year 10). Mint mark: KYZ. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 85D

Notes:  Overstruck, unclear on what, probably obverse on reverse, large cross visible between Maurice's head and his small held cross.

3 Related People

Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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