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ID number: BIRBI-B4859
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Romanos I Lekapenos; Constantine VII; Stephen Lekapenos; Constantine Lekapenos; Constantinople
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 931-944
Diameter (cm): 2.50
Weight (g): 2.96
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Whitting 0234. B. A. Seaby, June 1950.
Description: Obverse: Three borders of pellets around inscription, ornamented by eight globes, cross above and cross beneath. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps, with portrait at interections of cross of Romanos facing, with long beard and wearing crown with pendilia, cross at bottom. Three borders of pellets, ornamented by four globes.
Inscriptions: Obverse: +ROMAhO. COhSTAhτ, SτЄFAhOS CЄ COhSTA. ЄhX' ωb'R' (Romanos, Constantine, Stephanos and Constantine, Emperors of the Romans). Reverse: IhSЧS XRI SτЧS nICA (Jesus Christ Conquers), Rω MA (Romanos)
Bibliography: DOC III.2 pl. XXXVII AR20.5