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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0399
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Arcadius; Constantinople
Denomination:  Semis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  397-402
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.75
Weight (g):  2.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1064. A. H. Baldwin, December 1961, possibly ex Gantz Collection, purchased before 1945.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Arcadius, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: Victory, seated, inscribing on shield, a Christogram in r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ) N ARCADI VS P F AVC (our lord Arcadius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VOT / X/ MVLT / XX (prayers for 10 years of rule, more for the 20th anniversary). Peripheric: VICTORII… VCVSTORVM (Victory of the Augusti). Mint mark: CONO B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 16

Notes:  Pierced.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Arcadius
Roman

408
Constantinople
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