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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4751
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Michael III; Basil I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  866-867
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  6.98
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1564. R. M. Cunningham February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Basil bearded facing wearing loros and cross crown, holding patriarchal globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l. Reverse: Bust of Michael bearded facing wearing loros and cross crown, holding patriarchal globus cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + mInAЄL ImPЄRAT' (Emperor Michael). Reverse: + bASIL IЧS RЄX * (King Basil).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 AE8, BN II Cp/AE/01

4 Related People

Michael III
Byzantine
840
867
Basil I
Byzantine

886
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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