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ID number:  BIRBI-B4908
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine VII; Romanos II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  950-959
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  5.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2936. J. Schulman, May 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine facing, bearded, to l. wearing a loros and crown with pendilia and a cross, with smaller facing bust of Romanos to r., beardless, wearing loros and crown with pendilia and a cross. They hold between them a long cross. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +COhSτ… (Constantine and Romanos, Emperors of the Romans). Reverse: ...Ohsτ ... ROMAh Єh XRISτ ...ROM... (Constantine and Romanos, by Christ Emperors of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXIX AE27.2

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Romanos I (DOC III.2 AE25), obverse on reverse, inscription visibile reading: [h SILЄVS RO…] with face of Romanos visible on reverse wearing crown and carrying labarum in r. hand, inscription reading: [RWMAN'b…]

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