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ID number:  BIRBI-LR0546
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Valentinian III; Theodosius II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Late Roman
Date made:  441-450
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.44
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 882. A. H. Baldwin, 19th of April 1960.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Valentiniam 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 her.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N VALENTIN IANVS P F AVC (our lord Placidus Valentinian pious fortunate Augustus). Reverse: IMD XXXXII COS XVII P P (Imperator for the 32nd time, Consul for the 7th time, father of the fatherland. Mint mark: CONO B (Constantinopolis 2).

Bibliography:  RIC X 315

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