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ID number:  BIRBI-B4759
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Basil I; Constantine; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  868-879
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0196. L.S. Forrer, July 1949.
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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: Basil on l. facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross; to r. smaller facing bust of Constantine, beardless, 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: bASILIOS ЄT COnSTAnT AЧGG b (Basil and Constantine, emperors).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 2

2 Related Media Items

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4 Related People

Basil I
Byzantine

886
Constantine
Byzantine

879
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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