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ID number:  BIRBI-B4872
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine VII; Zoe Karbonopsina; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  913-919
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.64
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3642.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine facing, beardless, to l. wearing a loros and crown with pendilia and a cross, with Zoe taller to r. wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and a cross. They hold between them a long cross. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ...hSτAhτ' CЄ ZOH b' (Constantine and Zoe, Emperors of the Romans). Reverse: ...Coh... cAhτIh... CЄ ZOH bA SILIS RC MЄOh (Constantine and Zoe, Emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVIII AE22.21

4 Related People

Zoe Karbonopsina
Byzantine


Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine VII
Byzantine
905
959
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