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ID number:  BIRBI-B4984
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:  977-989
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.20
Weight (g):  1.32
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0707.
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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 two steps shaft with pellet in U, and X at junction of arms. Reverse: inscription.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: …bASI… / …CωSTA… / …ORFVRO… / …ISTVbA… / …ωmAI… (Basil and Constantine, the purple-born, faithful Emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AR18

Notes:  Severly clipped.

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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