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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4873
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine VII; Zoe Karbonopsina; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  913-919
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.22
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 533. Ex Edward Shepherd Collection, 1924.
BIRBI-B4873.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine facing, beardless, to l. wearing a loros and crown with pendilia and a cross, with Zoe taller to r. wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and a cross. They hold between them a long cross. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +COnSτAhτ' CЄ ZOH b' (Constantine and Zoe, Emperors of the Romans). Reverse: +COhS τAhτIhO, CЄ ZOH bA SILIS RO MЄOh (Constantine and Zoe, Emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVIII AE22.14

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Zoe Karbonopsina
Byzantine


Constantine VII
Byzantine
905
959
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