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ID number:  BIRBI-B1846
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Italian Hoard
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Light-weight Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583-602
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.24
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 967. Italian hoard, December 1960.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Maurice, wearing cuirass and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding in r. hand a globus cruciger, on l. shoulder a fold of the paludamentum. Star in r. of field. Reverse: Angel standing facing, holding in r. hand a staff topped with chrismon and in l. hand a globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON MAVRC TIbPPAVI (Our lord Maurice Tiberius Emperor in Perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI AAVCC… (Imperial Victory). Control mark: Γ. Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I pl LXVI AV5d.2; MIB 2 pl 18 AV10.2

Notes:  Double struck.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Italian Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
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