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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0130
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Anonymous; Rome
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  308-392
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.47
Weight (g):  1.68
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3016. Ex Bagot Collection, October 1955, circa 1700.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Sarapis, facing l. draped, modiused. Reverse: sphinx raising front l. leg.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DEO SP RAPIDI (to the god Sarapis). Reverse: VOTΛ… VBLICA (official prayers).

Bibliography:  Vagi 3385 var.

Notes:  Pierced. Sphinx in reverse is advancing, not sitting, and raising l. foreleg instead of r. foreleg.

2 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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