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ID number:  BIRBI-B4841
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Romanos I Lekapenos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  921-931
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.26
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 750. Dumbarton Oaks duplicates 158, 27th November 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Romanos I, bearded, wearing loros with ornamented end passing over r. arm, and crown with cross and pendilia. In right hand holding globus cruciger. Facing Christ, standing, wearig tunic and himation, with cross behind head. Reverse: Facing bust of Constantine VII, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross. Facing bust of Christopher to r., bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. Patriarchal cross between them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +KεbOHΘεI ROM A ηωdεCPOTH (Lord help Romanos despot). Reverse: CONSTANT' ET XPISTOF b (Constantine and Christopher emperors).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVI AV5.1

Notes:  Pierced

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Constantinople
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