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ID number:  BIRBI-B1995
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  589-590
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  5.86
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3924. A.H. Baldwin, January 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: K, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … IbЄRs PP A (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ϚII (Year 8). Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 70D

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse, of a frontal facing bust with a cuirass; uncertain of what type, or of what emperor.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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