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ID number:  BIRBI-B4604
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:  Forty nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  780-797
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.70
Weight (g):  2.12
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1947.
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Description:  Obverse: beardless bust of Constantine VI, wearing chlamys and crown, beside Eirini wearing loros and cross crown with pendilia and two visible pinnacles, a cross above them. Reverse: bearded busts of Leo III, Constantine V and Leo IV facing, wearing chlamys and cross crowns, all atop a bar above denomination mark.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIV AE5-6, BN II pl.LXIX Cp/AE/02

4 Related People

Eirini
Greek
752
803-08-09
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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