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ID number:  BIRBI-B4597
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine VI; Eirini; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  780-797
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0507. Bt Lucerne 6th April 1955, no. 205.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Eirini facing, wearing loros and cross crown with four pinnacles and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand and cross-topped sceptre in l. Reverse: beardless bust of Constantine VI facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IRInH [...]ΓOVSτI (Eirini… ). Reverse: CONSτAnτInOS bAS' (Emperor Constantine). Mint-mark: θ.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIV AV3a

4 Related People

Eirini
Greek
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803-08-09
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine VI
Byzantine
771-01-14
797
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