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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0501
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:  430-440
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1298. A. H. Baldwin, 23rd of November 1963.
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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 cross on orb in r. hand and sceptre in l. hand, a shield besides throne.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O N THEODO SIVS P F ΔVC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VOT XXX MVLT XXXX B (prayers for 30 years of rule, more for the 40th anniversary). Mint mark: CONO B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 257

Notes:  Graffito of Z in obverse r. field, and reversed T in obverse l. field.

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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