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ID number:  BIRBI-B4876
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine VII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  919-931
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  7.06
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2720. Hall sale, November 1950, ex lot 2327.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine facing, beardless, wearing loros and crown with cross, holding globus cruciger in l. hand and labarum in r. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +COhSτAhτI bASIL ROM (Constantine Emperor of the Romans). Reverse: +COhS τAhτIh Єh ϴO bAS IL ROM (Constantine, by God Emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVIII AE23.2

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
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Constantine VII
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