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ID number: BIRBI-B4761
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: Basil I; Constantine; Constantinople
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 868-879
Diameter (cm): 2.30
Weight (g): 2.84
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Whitting 4059. Ex James R.Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968; previously ex Grantley Collection (2492) 1944; previously ex Royal United Services Inst. sale, March 1895.
Description: Obverse: Inscription within three pelleted borders. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps, globe beneath, within three pelleted borders.
Inscriptions: Obverse: + bASI/LIOS CЄ COnSTAn/TIns PISTV bASILIS ROMЄOI (Basil and Constantine, faithful emperors of the Romans). Reverse: IhSЧS XRI STЧS nICA (Jesus Christ conquers).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 7
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