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ID number:  BIRBI-B4901
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:  945-959
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  6.48
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1081. A. H. Baldwin, November 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross, holding globus cruciger in l. hand and akakia in r. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +Coh...AS... (Constantine Emperor of the Romans). Reverse: +COhST Єh ϴЄO b...SIL ЄVS ... (Constantine, by God Emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXIX AE26.1

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Romanos I (DOC III.2 AE25), obverse on obverse, inscription visible reading: [+RW…], and reverse on reverse.

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