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ID number:  BIRBI-B2302
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  599-600
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 489. A.H. Baldwin, 25th February 1955; "From a recent Algerian find".
BIRBI-B2302.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Victoria facing, standing, holding globus cruciger in l. hand, and chrismon topped staff in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N mAVRI C Tb PP AN Γ (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal; Year 18). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB II 25b

Notes:  Large scrape mark through Maurice's neck.

3 Related People

Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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