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ID number:  BIRBI-B4782
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):  3.00
Weight (g):  4.74
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2798.
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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: + LЄO[…] (Leo, Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: + bASIL[…] CO[…]STAH[…]TS LЄOИ ЄИ […] bAS[…] (Basil, Constantine and Leo, by God emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 10

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Basil I DOC type 9, reverse on obverse.

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Constantine
Byzantine

879
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Leo VI
Byzantine
866
912
Basil I
Byzantine

886
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