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ID number:  BIRBI-B4786
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Basil I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  879-886
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  6.97
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3647.
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Description:  Obverse: Basil bearded seated on lyre-backed throne, wearing loros and crown with cross, holding labarum in r. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + bASILIO S bASILEVS* (Basil, emperor). Reverse: + bASIL/IOS Єh ΘЄO bASILЄVS ROMЄOH (Basil, by God emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 12

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Basil I
Byzantine

886
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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