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ID number:  BIRBI-B4863
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
Denomination:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  945-959
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  2.53
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3934. Spink, 1945, ex C. T. Seltman collection and 1968, ex J. R. Stewart collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Three borders of pellets around inscription, ornamented by sixteen globes. Reverse: Cross on three steps, with X at intersection and cross-bars over each of the three arms, globe at bottom. Three borders of pellets, ornamented by sixteen globes.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +COhSTτ ΠORFVROG CЄ ROMAhO ЄhX ωЄVSЄb b'RωMЄOh (Constantine the Purple-Born and Romanos, Emperors of the Romans). Reverse: IhSЧS XRI SτЧS hICA (Jesus Christ Conquers).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVII AR21.1

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