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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-LR0490
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; 1968 Hoard
Maker:  Theodosius II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  408-420
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1706. Bank Leu, 13th of June 1968, from a recently found hoard.
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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 over orb in l. hand, a star in l. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N THEODO SIVS P F AVC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: CONCORDI A AVCC B (concord of the Augusti). Mint mark: CONO B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 202

3 Related People

Theodosius II
Roman
401
450
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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