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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0414
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Arcadius
Denomination:  Follis
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  404-406
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.30
Weight (g):  1.02
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1103.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Arcadius, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …CHDIVS P F HVC (our lord Arcadius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: …DIΠ HVC (concord of the Augustus). Mint mark: …MHΓ…

Bibliography:  RIC X 108 or 111

Notes:  Unpublished? RIC mentions that Bibliotheque National of Paris reports of CONCOR DIA AVG with cross rev. types for Nikomedia, Cyzicus and Antioch but is "unconfirmed and unlikely" (p.249, n.+). Mint mark difficult to read but unlikely to be either CONSA or ALEA.

2 Related People

Arcadius
Roman

408
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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