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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0500
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:  425-429
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 275. B. A. Seaby, December 1949, ex Rev. Fane Dickson Collection.
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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: two Emperors, draped, nimbate, enthroned, each holding a mappa with r. hand and cruciform sceptre with l. hand, a star above them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ΓHEODO SIVS P F ΛVC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: SALVS AEI PVBLICΛE E (health of the Republic). Mint mark: CONO B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 237

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Whitting, Philip David
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Constantinople
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