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ID number:  BIRBI-B4776
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):  2.60
Weight (g):  7.90
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3682.
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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: Star below.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + LЄOH IASIL S COHST AUGG' (Leo, Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: + bASIL COИSZAИ/ZS LЄOИ ЄИ ΘO bASILS ROMЄOИ (Basil, Constantine and Leo, by God emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 10c

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5 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Basil I
Byzantine

886
Leo VI
Byzantine
866
912
Constantine
Byzantine

879
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