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ID number:  BIRBI-B4780
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):  2.50
Weight (g):  4.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4639. B.A. Seaby, 29th January 1964.
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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: + LЄOn bASIL S COnST AVCCST (Leo, Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: + bASIL COhSTA[…]/TS LЄOn Є[…] ΘO bASIL[…] ROMЄO[…] (Basil, Constantine and Leo, by God emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 10c

Notes:  Overstruck

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