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ID number: BIRBI-B4775
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
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 870-879
Metal: Base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.70
Weight (g): 6.96
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 1552. Duke of Argyll, February 1951.
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: Star below.
Inscriptions: Obverse: + LЄOn bASIL S COnS[…] (Leo, Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: […]STAn/TS LЄOn Єn ΘO bASILS ROMЄOn (Basil, Constantine and Leo, by God emperors of the Romans).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 10c
Notes: Overstruck on apparently unpublished type with one figure in chlamys with cross crown on obverse, and two figures one in chlamys, the other in chlamys with loros scarf on reverse, remnants of legend bASI IL…ASILЄ', remnants on legend on reverse +I…hCROSAʕʕST
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