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ID number:  BIRBI-B4840
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:  920-921
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 740. Lucerne, 2nd April 1958.
BIRBI-B4840.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ enthroned facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing tunic with r. hand raised in blessing and holding gospel on l. knee. Reverse: Romanos on l. facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross; to r. facing bust of Constantine, beardless and smaller than Romanos, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. Both holding long patriarchal cross between them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhS XRS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: RomAh'ЄT COhSτAhτ'AЧIVI (Romanos and Constantine Emperors of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVI AV4.1

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