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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0540
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Valentinian III; Ravenna
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Ravenna
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  426-430
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 521. October 1955, ex Saram Collection, found in Ceylon.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Valentinian, facing r. cuirassed, diademed. Reverse: Emperor, cuirassed, stepping on human-headed serpent, with cruciform sceptre in r. hand and crowning Victory on orb in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D H PLΛ VALENTI NIANVS P F ΛVV (our lord Placidus Valentinianus pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI Λ AVGGG (Victory of the three Augusti). Mint mark: COMOB (mint of Ravenna).

Bibliography:  RIC X 2011

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
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Valentinian III
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Ravenna
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