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ID number: BIRBI-B4783
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): 3.00
Weight (g): 7.08
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Whitting 3269. Dumbarton Oaks Duplicates 235, 27th November 1958.
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 IASL[…]AVI (Leo, Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: + IASIL […]OnSTA[…]TS LЄ[…] ΘO IA[…] R[…] (Basil, Constantine and Leo, by God emperors of the Romans).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 10
Notes: Overstruck on follis of Basil I DOC type 9, obverse on obverse and reverse on reverse.
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