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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-LR0509
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Salamis Hoard
Maker:  Theodosius II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  441-450
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.12
Weight (g):  4.22
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1703. 30th of January 1968, ex James R. Stewart Collection, acquired by Stewart from Kolocasides in 1948, ex Salamis 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 cross on orb in r. hand and sceptre in l. hand, a shield besides throne.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N THEODOSI VS P F AVC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: IMP XXXXII COS XVII P P (Imperator for the forty-second time, Consul for the seventeenth time, father of the fatherland). Mint mark: COMO B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 293

Notes:  Graffiti of V surmounted by > in obverse l. field and K in obverse r. field.

5 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Salamis Hoard



Theodosius II
Roman
401
450
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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