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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1841
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Palechorio Hoard
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Lightweight Solidus (23 Carats)
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583-602
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.28
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1659. 30th January 1968; ex. James R. Stewart collection. "Palechorio Hoard, 1950".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand; star to the r. of Maurice. Reverse: Victoria facing, standing, holding globus cruciger in l. hand, and crismon topped staff in r. hand; star to the r. of Victoria.

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

Bibliography:  MIB II 11

Notes:  Graffitied halo around Victoria's head.

5 Related People

Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Palechorio Hoard



Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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