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ID number:  BIRBI-B4844
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Romanos I Lekapenos; Constantine VII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  931-944
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.30
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 611. Glendining, 8th March 1957, 'Austrian diplomat, No. 630'.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ enthroned facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing tunic with r. hand raised in blessing and holding gospel on l. knee. Reverse: Constantine standing l. facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, to r. Romanos standing facing, taller than Constantine, wearing loros with end trailing over l. arm, holding globus cruciger in l. hand. Both holding long patriarchal cross between them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +... RЄGNANTIЧM (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: +cohsτA...τIhos CЄ R…ωb (Constantine and Romanos Emperors of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVI AV10.1

Notes:  Pierced to l. of obverse.

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