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ID number:  BIRBI-B4974
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):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1728. Bought A. H. Baldwin 30th September 1968, ex Dr. Protonotatrios.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ nimbate facing, holding gospel in l. hand, two pellets in each limb and double border on nimbus. Reverse: busts of Basil I. and Constantine r. wearing chlamys and ornamented robe (different from B4975), respectively, and cross crowns with pendilia, holding patriarchal cross crosslet with a globule on the shaft between them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + InS XIS nЄX RЄCNANTIЧm (Jesus Christ King of Kings) Reverse + bΛSIL C COnSτΛnTI b R (Basil and Constantine, emperor, king).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AV13

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