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ID number:  BIRBI-B4965
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Basil II; Constantine VIII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  977-989
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1402. Bought A. H. Baldwin. 10th October 1964 from Istanbul.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ nimbate facing, holding gospel in l. hand, single pellet to top limb of cross. Reverse: busts of Basil l. and Constantine r. wearing traditional loros and chlamys, respectively, and cross crowns, holding plain patriarchal cross between them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: S ITS XIS ΠЄN NЄGNIVTIhm (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: +bASIL C …OnSτΛnTIn R (Basil and Constantine, king).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AV2c

Notes:  Cracking on obverse, possible clipping to topr. of obverse

4 Related People

Constantine VIII
Byzantine
960
1028
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Basil II
Byzantine
958
1025
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