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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
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 920-921
Diameter (cm): 2.00
Weight (g): 4.41
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 740. Lucerne, 2nd April 1958.
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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