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ID number: BIRBI-B4968
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 0009. ex J. R. Stewart collection, 30th January 1968, number 185, previously bought by Stewart from A. H. Baldwin, September 1945, ex Gilbert collection.
Description: Obverse: bust of Christ nimbate facing, holding gospel in l. hand, a pellet in each limb of cross and double border on nimbus and cross limbs. Reverse: busts of Basil I. and Constantine r. wearing modified loros and chlamys, respectively, and cross crowns with pendilia, holding patriarchal cross crosslet between them.
Inscriptions: Obverse: + IhS XIS RЄK RЄςNANTIЧ(reversed)m (Jesus Christ King of Kings) Reverse · + bΛSIL C COnSτΛnTI b R · (Basil and Constantine, emperor, king).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 AV3d
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