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ID number:  BIRBI-B4613
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Nikephoros I; Stavrakios; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  803-811
Place collected:  Paros
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0591. Bt A. H. Baldwin & Sons October 1956; fd in Paros 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: bearded bust of Nikephoros facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding cross potent in r. hand and akakia in l. Reverse: beardless bust of Stavrakios facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: nICIFOROS bASILE' (Emperor Nikephoros). Reverse: SτAVRACIS dESPO’ (Despot Stavrakios). Mint-mark: X.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XVI AV2c.7, BN II pl.LXX Cp/AV/06-07. Kent 70.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Nikephoros I
Arab
c. 760
811-07-26
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Stavrakios
Byzantine

812-01-11
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