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ID number: BIRBI-B4965
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Basil II; Constantine VIII; Constantinople
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 977-989
Diameter (cm): 2.30
Weight (g): 4.43
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 1402. Bought A. H. Baldwin. 10th October 1964 from Istanbul.
Description: Obverse: bust of Christ nimbate facing, holding gospel in l. hand, single pellet to top limb of cross. Reverse: busts of Basil l. and Constantine r. wearing traditional loros and chlamys, respectively, and cross crowns, holding plain patriarchal cross between them.
Inscriptions: Obverse: S ITS XIS ΠЄN NЄGNIVTIhm (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: +bASIL C …OnSτΛnTIn R (Basil and Constantine, king).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 AV2c
Notes: Cracking on obverse, possible clipping to topr. of obverse
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