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ID number:  BIRBI-B4607
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):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.13
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1943. 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: beardless bust of Constantine VI, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, a cross in field at r., pellets in field at l. and r., all atop a bar above denomination mark

Inscriptions:  Reverse: X / N (Year 10). Off. A.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIV AE7.13, BN II pl.LXIX Cp/AE/03

4 Related People

Eirini
Greek
752
803-08-09
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Constantine VI
Byzantine
771-01-14
797
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