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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-LR0108
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Gratian; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  378-383
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.58
Weight (g):  1.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1326.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Gratian, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: inscription surrounded by laurel wreath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N CRΛTIΛ NVL P E AVC (our lord Gratian pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VOT / XV / MVLT / XX (prayers for 15 years of rule, more for the 20th anniversary). Mint mark: SMRB (mint of Roma).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 51a

2 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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