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ID number: BIRBI-B4852
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Constantine VII; Romanos II; Constantinople
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 945-959
Diameter (cm): 2.20
Weight (g): 4.38
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 1056. A. H. Baldwin, November 1961, 'probably ex Gantz 1943'.
Description: Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantokrator, beard straight, gospel clasped under l. shoulder. Two pellets in nimbus above. 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 XΓS RЄX RЄCNANTIЧM (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: COhSτAhτ CЄ RomAh'AчʕʕbR (Constantine and Romanos Emperors of the Romans)
Bibliography: DOC III.2 pl. XXXVII AV15.23
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