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ID number: BIRBI-B4972
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: 1005-1025
Diameter (cm): 2.50
Weight (g): 4.41
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 491. Bought A. H. Baldwin Februrary 1955.
Description: Obverse: bust of Christ nimbate facing, holding gospel in l. hand, a pellet in the upper two quadrants of the nimbus. Reverse: busts of Basil I. and Constantine r. wearing modified loros and chlamys with jewelled tablion, respectively, and cross crowns with pendilia, holding plain cross between them; above Basil's head, a manus dei.
Inscriptions: Obverse: + IhS XIS RCX RCSNANTIhm (Jesus Christ King of Kings) Reverse + bΛSIL C COhSτΛnTI b R (Basil and Constantine, emperor, king).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 AV6a
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