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ID number:  BIRBI-B4609
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Eirini; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  797-802
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0348. Bt L. S. Farrer February 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Eirini facing, wearing loros and cross crown with pendilia and two pinnacles, a globus cruciger in r. hand, a cross topped sceptre in l. Reverse: bust of Eirini facing, wearing loros and cross crown with pendilia and two pinnacles, a globus cruciger in r. hand, a cross topped sceptre in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: EIRInH bASILISSH (Empress Eirini). Reverse: · EIRIn[...] bASILISSH+ (Empress Irene).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XV AV1a, BN II pl.LXX Cp/AV/03

3 Related People

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


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