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ID number:  BIRBI-B1866
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Lightweight Solidus (22 Carats)
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  583-602
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1758. A.H. Baldwin, 21st October 1969. "From Hecht".
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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: O N mAVRC TIb PP AVC (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: OB + *. Control mark: Z (7).

Bibliography:  MIB II 13b

3 Related People

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


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