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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4917
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Romanos I Lekapenos; Kherson
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Crimean Peninsula: Kherson
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  921-944
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  2.71
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1987. A. H. Baldwin, August 1950.
BIRBI-B4917.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Block Monogram of Romanos (Rho surmounting a capital Alpha, above a Mu). Reverse: Monogram of 'Basileus' (Capital Beta with capital Alpha within lower loop).

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XL AE36

Notes:  Previously attributed to Romanos II by Whitting.

3 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Romanos I Lekapenos
Armenian

948
Kherson
Greek, Byzantine.


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