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ID number:  BIRBI-B4769
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Basil I; Constantine; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  868-870
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  5.99
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3691. A.H. Baldwin, 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Basil and Constantine seated on double throne facing, Basil bearded l. and Constantine smaller and beardless on r. both wearing loros and crown with cross, with labarum between. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + bASILO S COnSTANT bASL (Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: + bASILO/S COnSTAn/TInOS Єn ΘO bASILЄIS R/OMAIOn (Basil and Constantine, by God emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 9b.5

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4 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Basil I
Byzantine

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Constantine
Byzantine

879
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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