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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0277
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodosius I; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  383-388
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.36
Weight (g):  4.64
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4180. A. H. Baldwin, 21st of October 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Theodosius, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed, helmeted, with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand. Reverse: Emperor, cuirassed, on boat raising r. hand, behind him a Victory.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ΓHSΠDO SICS D □ □VC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: CLORAI RO MANODVM (glory of the Romans). Mint mark: ALF A (Alexandria 1).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 15b var.

Notes:  Inscription in reverse spells GLORAI instead of GLORIA.

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