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ID number:  BIRBI-B1848
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; South East Turkey Hoard
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Lightweight Solidus (23 Carats)
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583-602
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.09
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1529. Spink, 6th May 1966; "From a hoard from Turko-Syrian border area".
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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 mAVRΓ TIb PP AV… (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI … AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB II 11

4 Related People

South East Turkey Hoard



Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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