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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0494
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodosius II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  420-422
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1707. Bank Leu, 13th of June 1968, from a complete hoard recently found and purchased.
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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: Victory with cruciform sceptre in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D H THEODO SIVS P F ΛVC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VOT XX MVLT XXX (prayers for 20 years of rule, more for the 30th anniversary). Mint mark: CONO B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 219

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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