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ID number:  BIRBI-B3343
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Uncertain 6th/7th century emperor; Constantinople
Denomination:  Decanummium
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  6th-7th century
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  2.44
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1830.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of an emperor facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and plumed helmet, holding shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: I, cross above; star in the l. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: SNBP hLIЄPV (Garbled Inscription). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 172

Notes:  Imitative. DOC 202 AE 75 suggests imitative of Maurice.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Uncertain 6th/7th century emperor
Byzantine


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