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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-VV0032
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodahad; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Ostrogothic
Date made:  534-536
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  10.69
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4618. Spink 22nd August 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Profile bust of Theodahad to r., with Spangenhelm, pectoral cross and Ostrogothic garment. Reverse: Victoria standing on prora to r., holding palm branch and wreath, between S-C.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN THEODAHATVS REX (Our lord King Theodahad). Reverse: VICTORIA PRINCIPVM (Victory of the principate).

Bibliography:  Metlich 1c, pl. A.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Theodahad
Ostrogothic

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