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ID number:  BIRBI-B4968
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 0009. ex J. R. Stewart collection, 30th January 1968, number 185, previously bought by Stewart from A. H. Baldwin, September 1945, ex Gilbert collection.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ nimbate facing, holding gospel in l. hand, a pellet in each limb of cross and double border on nimbus and cross limbs. 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 RЄK RЄςNANTIЧ(reversed)m (Jesus Christ King of Kings) Reverse · + bΛSIL C COnSτΛnTI b R · (Basil and Constantine, emperor, king).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AV3d

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