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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0398
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Arcadius; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  403-408
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.48
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 671. A. H. Baldwin, September 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Arcadius, facing 3/4 r. cuirassed, diademed, helmeted, with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand. Reverse: Victory, seated, inscribing on shield.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N HRCADI VS P F AVC (our lord Arcadius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: XX / XXX (prayers for 20 years of rule, more for the 30th anniversary). Peripheral: NOVA SPES REIPVBLICAE Δ (new hope of the Republic). Mint mark: CONO S (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 29

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Arcadius
Roman

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