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ID number:  BIRBI-B4978
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:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  989-1025
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  1.87
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4171. ex Dorothy Wood collection, 29th January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Basil l. and Constantine r. wearing loros and chlamys, respectively, and cross crowns with pendilia. In centre, cross crosslet on globus on three steps, shaft with pellet in U, and X at junction of arms. Reverse: inscription with - + - above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ЄV τOVτω hICA τ' LASILЄI C CωnSτ' (In this sign conquer, Basil and Constantine). Reverse + bASIL' / C CωhSτAh' / ΠORFVROC / ΠISτOI bAS' / RωmAIω' (Basil and Constantine, the purple-born, faithful emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AR17g

4 Related People

Basil II
Byzantine
958
1025
Constantine VIII
Byzantine
960
1028
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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