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ID number:  BIRBI-B4967
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:  989-1001
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0867. Bought A. H. Baldwin. 8th January 1960.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ nimbate facing, holding gospel in l. hand, five pellets in each limb of cross. Reverse: busts of Basil I. and Constantine r. wearing modified loros and chlamys, respectively, and cross crowns with pendilia, holding patriarchal cross crosslet between them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + IhS XIS RЄX RЄCNANTIhm (Jesus Christ King of Kings) Reverse · + bΛSIL C COnSτAhTI b R · (Basil and Constantine, emperor, king).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AV3c

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