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ID number:  BIRBI-B4792
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Basil I; Constantine; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  868-870
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.00
Weight (g):  6.63
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1444. R.M. Cunningham, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Basil and Constantine standing facing, Basil bearded l. and Constantine smaller and beardless on r. both wearing chlamys and crown with cross, with labarum held between with Basil's hand placed on labarum shaft above Constantine's. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + bASI[…]ST AЧGG (Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: + bASIL/SCOHSTAИ/ZIИOS Єh SO bASILЄIS R/OMAIO[…] (Basil and Constantine, by God emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 8a

Notes:  Overstruck reverse on obverse on follis (possibly Theophilos, according to Whitting).

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Whitting, Philip David
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