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ID number:  BIRBI-B1789
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  582-602
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.09
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1685. Ex J. R. Stewart collection, 30th January 1968, 'Found in Cyprus and bought there in 1948'.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Maurice, wearing consular robes and crown eith pendilia, r. hand holding globus cruciger, shield on l. shoulder. Reverse: Angel standing facing, holding long staff with chrismon in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN MAVI… …IUrV AVI (Our lord Maurice Emperor in Perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI AAVCC Δ (Imperial Victory). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl. LXVI AV5a.1, MIB 2 pl. 18 AV13a

Notes:  Pierced to N of obverse, with loop still attached. Brockage.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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