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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2320
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Carthage
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  584-585
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  8.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1864.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice, wearing cuirass, and cross topped crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: K; cross between the N and M, and a star in the l. and r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N T … Є m AVRIC PP (Our lord Tiberius Maurice, eternal). Reverse: N M (Nummi); IND III (Indictio 3, i.e. Year 3).

Bibliography:  MIB II 119

3 Related People

Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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