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ID number:  BIRBI-B4979
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):  2.20
Weight (g):  2.39
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5627. ex J. R. Stewart collection, 30th January 1968, number 236, previously bought by Stewart from Spink December 1945.
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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 four steps, shaft with pellet in U, and X at junction of arms. Reverse: inscription with -(four pellets)- above and below.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Єn τOVτU nICA τ' bASILЄI C CωnSτ' (In this sign conquer, Basil and Constantine). Reverse + bASIL, / C CωhSτAh, / ΠORFVROς / ΠISτOI bAS / ΛωmAIω (Basil and Constantine, the purple-born, faithful emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AR17a

4 Related People

Constantine VIII
Byzantine
960
1028
Basil II
Byzantine
958
1025
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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