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ID number:  BIRBI-B4615
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
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  4.44
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0350. Bt A. H. Baldwin September 1948.
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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: E.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XV AV2a, BN II pl.LXX Cp/AV/02-03

4 Related People

Stavrakios
Byzantine

812-01-11
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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