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ID number:  BIRBI-B4799
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Basil I; Constantine; Syracuse
Denomination:  Base metal fraction
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  868-879
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  1.50
Weight (g):  0.95
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3681. A.H. Baldwin, October 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Basil, wearing loros and crown topped with cross, holding globus cruciger or cross in r. hand. Reverse: Facing bust of Constantine, wearing chlamys and crown topped with cross, holding globus cruciger or cross in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: bAS ILЄI[…] (Basil). Reverse: CO[…]T (Constantine).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 16

2 Related Media Items

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4 Related People

Syracuse
Greek; Roman; Byzantine


Basil I
Byzantine

886
Constantine
Byzantine

879
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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