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ID number:  BIRBI-B4774
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):  6.65
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3029. A.H. Baldwin, October 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Basil bearded standing facing to centre, wearing loros and crown with cross, smaller beardless figures of Leo (l.) and Constantine (r.) either side, both wearing chlamys and crown with cross. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + LЄOn bASIL S COnST AVGI (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 10a

2 Related Media Items

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5 Related People

Basil I
Byzantine

886
Constantine
Byzantine

879
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Leo VI
Byzantine
866
912
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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