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ID number:  BIRBI-B1860
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Istanbul 1966 Hoard
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Lightweight Solidus (23 Carats)
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583-602
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.24
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1546. A.H. Baldwin, 9th June 1966. "From Istanbul".
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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: … VRC TIb PP AVC (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VIC … RI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: I (10).

Bibliography:  MIB II 11

4 Related People

Istanbul 1966 Hoard



Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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