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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0131
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):  1.71
Weight (g):  2.73
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3017. Ex Bagot Collection, October 1955, circa 1700.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Sol-Serapis, facing r. draped, radiate. Reverse: Isis and Osiris in serpentine form holding jar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: OEO …E RHPIDI (to the god Serapis). Reverse: … VBLICA (official prayers).

Bibliography:  Vagi 3372

Notes:  Pierced. Gilded.

2 Related People

Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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