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ID number:  BIRBI-B4598
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):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0473. Bt Spink 12th July 1954.
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Description:  Obverse: beardless bust of Constantine VI, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand beside bust of Eirini wearing loros and cross crown with four pinnacles and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, a cross above their heads. Reverse: Leo III, Constantine V and Leo IV seated facing, wearing chlamys and cross crowns.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: S IRInI AVSMI[… ](Eirini Augusta). Reverse: COnSτInOS[...] (Constantine...).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIII AV1.5, BN II pl.LXIX Cp/AV/03

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