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ID number:  BIRBI-B2263
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Antioch
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  582-583
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  2.94
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2346. B.A. Seaby, 15th September 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing trefoil crown with pendilia, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r. hand, and eagle-topped sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: X, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ΠITIO … ~VPPIV (Garbled Inscription). Reverse: ANNO I (Year 1). Mint mark: 9 [in retrograde].

Bibliography:  MIB II 100b

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