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ID number:  BIRBI-B4779
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):  2.80
Weight (g):  6.14
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1553. R.M. Cunningham, February 1951.
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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: […] bASIL S COhST A[…] (Leo, Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: […] COИSTA[…]/CS LЄOИ Є[…] ΘO bASIL ROMЄOH (Basil, Constantine and Leo, by God emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 10a

Notes:  Overstruck on Basil I DOC type 9 follis, reverse on reverse, with inscription R/OMAION still visible.

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Basil I
Byzantine

886
Leo VI
Byzantine
866
912
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine
Byzantine

879
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