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ID number: BIRBI-B4980
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Basil II; Constantine VIII; Constantinople
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 977-989
Diameter (cm): 2.10
Weight (g): 2.11
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Whitting 0244. Bought L. S. Forrer May 1949.
Description: Obverse: bust of Basil l. and Constantine r. wearing loros and chlamys, respectively, and cross crowns with pendilia. In centre, cross crosslet on globus on four steps, shaft with pellet in U, and X at junction of arms. Reverse: inscription with - * - above and below.
Inscriptions: Obverse: Єn τOVτω nICA τ' bASILЄI C CωnSτ' (In this sign conquer, Basil and Constantine). Reverse + bASIL, / C CωhSτAh / ΠORFVROC / ΠISτOI bA… / RωmAIω (Basil and Constantine, the purple-born, faithful emperors of the Romans).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 AR17d
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