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ID number:  BIRBI-B1887
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  582-583
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  11.31
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3999. Spink, February 1962.
BIRBI-B1887.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O N TIbЄR mAVR PP AV (Our lord Tiberius Maurice, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO I (Year 1). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Ч (5?).

Bibliography:  MIB II 65B (var)

Notes:  The control mark appears to be V/U, but this is not a listed control mark.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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