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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4973
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Basil II; Constantine VIII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1005-1025
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1683. ex British Museum 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ nimbate facing, holding gospel in l. hand, limbs of cross with serifs and a pellet in the upper two quadrants of the nimbus. Reverse: busts of Basil I. and Constantine r. wearing modified loros and chlamys with jewelled tablion, respectively, and cross crowns with pendilia, holding plain cross between them; above Basil's head, a manus dei.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + IhS nIS RCX RCSNANTIhm (Jesus Christ King of Kings) Reverse + bΛSIL C COnSτΛnTI b R (Basil and Constantine, emperor, king).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AV6a

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantine VIII
Byzantine
960
1028
Basil II
Byzantine
958
1025
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