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Gold coin pendant; coin (solidus) of Maurice Tiberius (582-602); mounted border of concentric beaded wires; suspension loop a hollow bead enriched with filigree; antique repairs; obverse: bust facing, helmeted, diademed, cuirassed and draped; holds cross on globe in right hand; reverse: Victory standing facing, holding long cross, surmounted by rho, and cross on globe.
- Minted in: Ravenna
- (Europe,Italy,Emilia-Romagna,Ravenna (province),Ravenna (city))
- Found/Acquired: Italy (?)
- Height: 3.7 centimetres
Inscription ContentVICTORIA AVGG H CONOB
Inscription ContentD N MAVRC TIB PP AVG
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Mediterranean region? (Trustees Report, 3.6.1933)
SMITH R.A. 1933. A Pendant with Byzantine Coin, British Museum Quarterly VIII, no. 1, London, pp. 47-8 no. 45, pl. XVa
Select details from unpublished Summary Catalogue by Marion Archibald, John Kent and Nicholas Lowick, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. no. 385.
'Gold solidus of Maurice (582-602)
Obv. D N MAURC-Tib PP AVG; bust facing, helmeted, diademed, cuirassed and draped; holds cross on globe in right hand
Rev. VICTORI-A AVGG H. 1*
Victory standing facing, holding long cross, surmounted by rho, and cross on globe
Ref. Hahn W., 'Moneta Imperii Byzanti', vol. 11, pl. 20:387, Vienna 1973.'
It is uncertain if the pendant was acquired from the 6th, 7th, or 8th Marquess of Sligo, although perhaps more likely the 7th as the BM acquired other material from him in the 1930s.
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Object reference number: MCS10250
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