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ID number:  BIRBI-B4842
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Romanos I Lekapenos; Christopher Lekapenos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  921-931
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 555. Glendining, 1922.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ enthroned facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing tunic with r. hand raised in blessing and holding gospel on l. knee. Reverse: Romanos on l. facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross; to r. facing bust of Christopher, beardless and smaller than Romanos, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. Both holding long patriarchal cross between them.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhS XRS RЄX RЄGNANTIЧM (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: RomAh'ЄT XPISTOFO'AЧʕʕL' (Romanos and Christopher Emperors of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVI AV7.3

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