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ID number:  BIRBI-B4985
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):  2.10
Weight (g):  2.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5626. ex J. R. Stewart collection, 30th January 1968, previously bought by Stewart Spink December 1945.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Theotokos surrounded by blank nimbus, holding Christ nimbate, with pellet in each arm of cross, MP in field l. and θV in field r. Reverse: inscription with - - above and -(four pellets)- beneath.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: θCC bθ τOIS bASILS (Theotokos help the Emperors). Reverse: + mЄR θЧ / ...ЄDOZASm / O ЄIS SЄ ЄL/Πiτωn OЧ/C AΠOτ, X, (Mother of God, the exalted, he seeking you does not fail).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AR19

Notes:  Pierced from rev. to obv. at WSW of obv.

4 Related People

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


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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