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ID number:  BIRBI-B4880
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Romanos I Lekapenos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  931-944
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  7.77
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3632. Andronikos, Istanbul, December 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Romanos facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding globus cruciger in l. hand and labarum in r. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +RWMAh' bAS ILЄV RWM (Romanos Emperor of the Romanos). Reverse: +RWMA h'Єh ΘЄW bA SIL ЄVS RW MAIWh (Romanos by God Emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXIX AE25b.12

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Constantine VII (DOC III.2, AE23), obverse on obverse.

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