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Gold coin pendant; imitation coin copying solidus of Maurice Tiberius (1st Provençal issue), in beaded wire border; obverse: bust facing, helmeted, cuirassed and diademed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield, with inscription; reverse: cross on two steps over globe, and inscription; traces of suspension loop.
- Minted in: Marseille (coin)
- (Europe,France,Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,Bouches-du-Rhône,Marseille)
- Diameter: 2.2 centimetres
Inscription ContentVICTORIA AVGG V MA XXI CONOB
Inscription ContentD N MAVRC-Tib AVG
Note found with says: ?Burgundian, which may refer to the mint.Note found with says: ?Burgundian, which may refer to the mint. Associated dates : 585 (circa;coin).
Select details from unpublished Summary Catalogue by Marion Archibald, John Kent and Nicholas Lowick, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. no. 792:
'Gold solidus: Frankish, in name of Maurice (582-602); rare '1st Provencal' issue
Obv. D N MAVRC-Tib AVG; bust facing, helmeted, cuirassed and diademed; holds spear over right shoulder and shield
Rev. VICTORI-A AVGG V, M A
cross on two steps over globe
Mint Marseille, c. 585
Ref. Rigold, S.E., 'An imperial coinage in Southern gaul in the sixth and seventh centuries?', Numismatic Chronicle, vol. 14 (6th series), pp. 93-133, London 1954.'
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Object reference number: MCS853
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