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ID number:  BIRBI-B4850
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine VII; Romanos II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  945-959
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3396. Spink, 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantokrator, beard straight, gospel clasped under l. shoulder. Two pellets in nimbus, not three. Reverse: Constantine on l. facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross; to r. facing bust of Romanos, beardless and smaller than Constantine, 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: COhSτAhτ ЄЄ RomAh'AчʕʕbR (Constantine and Romanos Emperors of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVII AV15.23

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