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ID number:  BIRBI-B4608
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constantine VI; Eirini; Constantinople
Denomination:  Forty nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  780-797
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  2.78
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 691. Bt Spink & Son 1923 for £0 10s 0d.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Eirini facing, wearing loros and cross crown with pendilia and four pinnacles, a globus cruciger in r. hand, a cross topped sceptre in l. Reverse: beardless bust of Constantine VI, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, a cross in field at r., pellets in field at l. and r., all atop a bar above denomination mark.

Inscriptions:  Reverse: X / N (Year 10). Off. A.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XIV AE7.13, BN II pl.LXIX Cp/AE/03

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Eirini
Greek
752
803-08-09
Constantine VI
Byzantine
771-01-14
797
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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