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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0196
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodosius I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  379-383
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.07
Weight (g):  4.49
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 450. Glendining, 7th of November 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Theodosius, facing r. cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: two emperors, draped, 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 AVG (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VICTOR IA AVGG (Victory of the Augusti). Mint mark: TESO B (Thessalonica 2).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 34c

3 Related People

Theodosius I
Roman

395
Thessalonica



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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