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ID number:  BIRBI-B4983
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):  3.00
Weight (g):  2.60
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0235. ex J. R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968, previously bought by Stewart from Spink 15th January 1947.
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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 with ornate base on four steps, X at junction of arms and pellet in U on shaft. Reverse: inscription with - · - above and below.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Cn τOVτω nICA τ bASILЄI C CωhSτ' (In this sign conquer, Basil and Constantine). Reverse + bASIL / C CωhSτAh, / ΠORFVROΓ, / ΠISτV LAS, / RωmAIω, (Basil and Constantine, the purple-born, faithful emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AR20d var.

Notes:  Like DOC III.2 AR20d for obv., but with Γ for ς on rev. like AR20e, but minus AR20e's PV for bΛ.

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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