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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4857
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Romanos I Lekapenos; Christopher Lekapenos; Constantine VII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  921-931
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  2.85
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1827. B. A. Seaby, 1948.
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Description:  Obverse: Three borders of pellets around inscription, ornamented by eight globes. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps, with globe beneath. Three borders of pellets.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +ROMAhO. XPISτOFOR, CЄ COhSTAh, ЄhX' ωЄVSЄ b'bASIL'R' (Romanos, Christopher and Constantine, Emperors of the Romans). Reverse: IlSЧS XRI SτЧS nICA (Jesus Christ Conquers)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVII AR18.3

5 Related People

Constantine VII
Byzantine
905
959
Romanos I Lekapenos
Armenian

948
Christopher Lekapenos
Byzantine

931
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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