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ID number:  BIRBI-B1780
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Akkar Hoard
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583-602
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 792. A.H. Baldwin, 4th February 1959; "Hama II (i.e. Akkar) Hoard, 1958".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding cross potent in r. hand. Reverse: Victoria facing, standing, holding globus cruciger in l. hand, and crismon topped staff in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O N mAVRC TIb PP AVC (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTOAI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 6

4 Related People

Akkar Hoard



Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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