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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4599
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):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0347. Bt Spink 14th November 1968.
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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 cross-topped sceptre, a cross above them. Reverse: Leo III, Constantine V and Leo IV, seated facing wearing chlamys and cross crowns.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: COnSτ[...]nC ASI[…] (Emperor Constantine). Reverse: [...]InH AVΓOVτ[...] (Eirini Augusta).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIII AV2b, BN II pl.LXIX Cp/AV/01

Notes:  pierced

4 Related People

Constantine VI
Byzantine
771-01-14
797
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Eirini
Greek
752
803-08-09
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