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ID number:  BIRBI-B4766
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Basil I; Constantine; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  868-870
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  6.94
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1072. B.A. Seaby, December 1947.
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Description:  Obverse: Basil and Constantine seated on double throne facing, Basil bearded l. and Constantine smaller and beardless on r. both wearing loros and crown with cross, with labarum between. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + bASILO S COnST bASL (Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: + bASILIO/S COnSTAn/TInOS Єn ΘO bASILЄIS R/OMAIOn (Basil and Constantine, by God emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 9a

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Constantine
Byzantine

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Constantinople
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Whitting, Philip David
British
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1988
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