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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0380
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:  383-388
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.2
Weight (g):  5.46
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4188. A. H. Baldwin, October 1963.
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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 with cross in r. hand and shield in l. hand, a captive in l. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ΔRCAD IVS D T… (our lord Arcadius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: CLO… O MΔNORVM (glory of the Romans). Mint mark: ALE Δ (Alexandria 4).

Bibliography:  RIC IX 16 var.

Notes:  Inscription in obverse reads ARCAD IVS instead of ARCADIVS.

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Whitting, Philip David
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Arcadius
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