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ID number:  BIRBI-B4862
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Romanos I Lekapenos; Constantine VII; Stephen Lekapenos; Constantine Lekapenos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  931-944
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  2.94
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 3059. B. A. Seaby, 1955.
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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 AR20.6

6 Related People

Romanos I Lekapenos
Armenian

948
Stephen Lekapenos
Byzantine

963
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Constantine Lekapenos
Byzantine

c.947
Constantine VII
Byzantine
905
959
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