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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0502
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):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1034. Sotheby, 2nd of July 1961, ex Brauner 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: Constantinopolis, enthroned, with cross on orb in r. hand and sceptre in l. hand, a shield besides throne.

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

Bibliography:  RIC X 257

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Theodosius II
Roman
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