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ID number: BIRBI-B4778
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.
Maker: Basil I; Constantine; Leo VI; Constantinople
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 870-879
Metal: Base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.90
Weight (g): 7.01
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 1554. R.M. Cunningham, February 1951.
Description: Obverse: Basil bearded standing facing to centre, wearing loros and crown with cross, smaller beardless figures of Leo (l.) and Constantine (r.) either side, both wearing chlamys and crown with cross. Reverse: None.
Inscriptions: Obverse: LЄ[…] (Leo, Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: + bASIL COИSTAИ/TIS LЄOn ЄI ΘO bASIL[…] (Basil, Constantine and Leo, by God emperors of the Romans).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 10
Notes: Overstruck on follis of Theophilos DOC type 15, obverse on reverse and reverse on obverse
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