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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0481
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodosius II; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  408-420
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1159. A. H. Baldwin, February 1961, from a wartime purchase.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Theodosius, facing 3/4 r. cuirassed, diademed, helmeted, with spear in r. hand and shield in l. hand. Reverse: Constantinopolis, enthroned, with spear in r. hand and crowning Victory on orb in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N THEODO SIVS P F HVC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: CONCOADI A AVCC (concord of the Augusti). Mint mark: TES.O B · (Thessalonica 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 360

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