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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0379
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Arcadius; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  383
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  5.47
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1141.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Arcadius, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed, with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand, surmounted by hand holding wreath. Reverse: Emperor, cuirassed, with standard in r. hand and shield in l. hand, a captive in l. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ΛRCΛD IVS I Γ AVC (our lord Arcadius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: …ORIA RO MHNORVM (glory of the Romans). Mint mark: ALE A (Alexandria 1).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 7 var.

Notes:  Inscription in obverse reads ARCAD IVS instead of ARCADIVS

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