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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B1988
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice?; Nikomedia?
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  587-588
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  5.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3949. A.H. Baldwin, September 1961; "From a pre 1939 box".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, and crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: K, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N m (Our lord Maurice). Reverse: ANNO Ϛ (Year 6). Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  cf. MIB II 80D

Notes:  It is not entirely clear why this coin should be assigned to either Maurice or Nikomedia, but the nearest catalogued equivalent is Hahn 80D.

3 Related People

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


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