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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1785
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583-602
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1208. Baiocchi, Cairo, 26th April 1963; "From Nile Delta".
BIRBI-B1785.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Victoria facing, standing, holding globus cruciger in l. hand, and crismon topped staff in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N mAVRC TIb PP AVI (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB II 6

Notes:  Graffitied 'Z' on the reverse of the coin, below the globus cruciger. Forgery? Bought by Whitting from jewellers, and almost too perfectly on flan and neat.

3 Related People

Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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