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ID number: BIRBI-B4975
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: 1000-1005
Diameter (cm): 1.90
Weight (g): 4.24
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 0006. Bought Spink December 1949.
Description: Obverse: bust of Christ nimbate facing, holding gospel in l. hand, two pellets in each limb, limbs with serifs. Reverse: busts of Basil I. and Constantine r. wearing modified loros and ornamented robe (different from B4974), respectively, and cross crowns with pendilia, holding plain patriarchal cross with a five pellet X on the shaft between them.
Inscriptions: Obverse: + InS nIS nЄX RЄSNANTIhm (Jesus Christ King of Kings) Reverse + bΛSIL C COnSτΛnTI b R (Basil and Constantine, emperor, king).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 AV15b
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