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ID number:  BIRBI-B4606
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):  1.75
Weight (g):  2.07
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1944. Bt R. M. Cunningham February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Eirini facing, wearing loros and cross crown with pendilia and four pinnacles, a globus cruciger in r. hand, a cross topped sceptre in l. Reverse: bust of Constantine VI in uncertain attire, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, a cross in field at r., all atop a bar above denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Reverse: X (10).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIV AE7.5, BN II pl.LXIX CP/AE/03

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Eirini
Greek
752
803-08-09
Constantine VI
Byzantine
771-01-14
797
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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