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ID number:  BIRBI-B1970
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:  601-602
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.40
Weight (g):  12.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5119. A.H. Baldwin, 10th March 1966.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cross crown with pendilia, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r.hand, and eagle-topped sceptre in l.hand. Reverse: M, chrismon above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N mAV … TIbЄ PP (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO XX (Year 20). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB II 68c

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse, over a Nikomedia coin of Justin II and Sophia, probably a half-follis, year five.

2 Related People

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