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ID number:  BIRBI-2006.0510
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Constantine XI; Constantinople
Denomination:  One eighth stavraton
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1449-1453
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.30
Weight (g):  0.61
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition. LHS Numismatik AG 10th May 2006.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ nimbate facing, holding gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Bust of Constantine facing, wearing crown with pendilia and jewelled collar.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC X… (Jesus Christ). Reverse: K C.

Bibliography:  DOC V, 1789.

2 Related People

Constantine XI
Byzantine
1405
1453
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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