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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4886
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Romanos I Lekapenos; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  931-944
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  5.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2195. A. H. Baldwin, 1948.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Romanos facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding globus cruciger in l. hand and labarum in r. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +RWMAh' bASILЄV RWM (Romanos Emperor of the Romanos). Reverse: +RW...A h'Єh Θ...W bA SIL ЄVS RW MAIWh (Romanos by God Emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XXXVIII AE25a.10

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Romanos I Lekapenos
Armenian

948
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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