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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0514
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:  Semissis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  430
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.17
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1093. A. H. Baldwin, February 1962, from a wartime sale, ex Soler Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Theodosius, facing r. draped, cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: Victory, seated, inscribing on shield, in l. field a star, in r. field a Christogram.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N THEODO SIVS P F AVC (our lord Theodosius pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: XX / XXX (prayers for 20 years of rule, more for the 30th anniversary). Peripheral: VICTORIH HVCC (Victory of the Augusti). Mint mark: CONO B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 270 var.

Notes:  Reverse inscription reads XX / XXX instead of XXX / XXXX.

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Theodosius II
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