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ID number:  BIRBI-B4610
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):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0349. Bt Spink July 1949.
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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: · EIRInH bASILISSH+ (Empress Irene).

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

Notes:  Pierced

3 Related People

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


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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