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ID number:  BIRBI-B2101
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  601-602
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.40
Weight (g):  12.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1330. Glendining, 3rd May 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing crown with pendilia, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r.hand, and eagle-topped sceptre with cross atop eagle in l.hand; cross in the l. of the field. Reverse: M, chrismon above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O N mAV … (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: … NNO XX (Year 20). Mint mark: NIK… Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 77Db

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse over a Tiberius II coin, wreath border on reverse of undertype.

3 Related People

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


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