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ID number:  BIRBI-B4781
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
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  870-879
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  6.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6323.
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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: + LЄOn o[…]AVC[…] (Leo, Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: […]S LЄOn ЄI ΘO bASIL ROMЄOH (Basil, Constantine and Leo, by God emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 10a

Notes:  Overstruck on Theophilos follis, reverse on reverse with +ΘЄO visible.

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