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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0169
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodosius I; Treveri
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Trier
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  388-392
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.17
Weight (g):  4.48
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 37. A. H. Baldwin, February 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Theodosius, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: two emperors, draped, nimbate, enthroned, both holding an orb with their r. hand and r. one holding mappa with l. hand, between them a cross, between their feet a palm branch, behind them a Victory.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N THEODO SIVS P F AVC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VICTOR IA AVCC (Victory of the Augusti). Mint mark: COM (mint of Treveri).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 90b var.

Notes:  Reverse Emperor in r. field seems to hold mappa.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Treveri
Roman


Theodosius I
Roman

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