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ID number:  BIRBI-B1742
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Tiberius II; Ravenna
Denomination:  Lightweight-Solidus (22 siliquae)
Place made:  Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  578-582
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.01
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber Acquisition 0001B. A.H. Baldwin, November 1970, previously Bourgey, Paris.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Tiberius, facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Cross potent on four steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D m TIB CONS TANT PP AVS (Our lord Tiberius Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: C + N + B Control mark: H.

Bibliography:  MIB II pl.12 16.2 (exact coin)

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