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ID number:  BIRBI-B4773
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Basil I; Constantine; Leo VI; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  870-879
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  7.22
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4764. Karageorghian, 29th August 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: Basil bearded standing facing to centre, wearing loros and crown with cross, l. hand raised, smaller beardless figures of Leo (l.) and Constantine (r.) either side, both wearing chlamys and crown with cross. Reverse: Star below.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + LЄOn bASIL COnST AVGG (Leo, Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: + bASIL COnSTAn/TS LЄOn Єn ΘO bASILS ROMЄOn (Basil, Constantine and Leo, by God emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 11

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Basil I
Byzantine

886
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
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Constantinople
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Leo VI
Byzantine
866
912
Constantine
Byzantine

879
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