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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0104
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Gratian; Mediolanum
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Milan
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  378-383
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.18
Weight (g):  4.49
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1156. Sotheby, July 1963.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Gratian, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: two emperors, draped, nimbate, enthroned, both holding an orb with their r. hand and l. one holding mappa with l. hand, between them a cross, between their feet a palm branch, behind them a Victory.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N GRATIA NVS P F AVG (our lord Gratian pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VICTOR III IΠIGG (Victory of the Augusti). Mint mark: GOM (mint of Mediolanum).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 5d

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
Roman; Ostrogothic

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