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ID number: BIRBI-B4784
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Basil I; Constantine; Leo VI; Constantinople
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 870-879
Metal: Base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.70
Weight (g): 7.37
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 847. A.H. Baldwin, 1956.
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: Star below.
Inscriptions: Obverse: + LЄOh bASIL COnSZ AЧGC (Leo, Basil and Constantine, emperors). Reverse: +bASIL COnSZAn/ZS LЄOn Єn ΘO bASILS ROMЄOn (Basil, Constantine and Leo, by God emperors of the Romans).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 10c
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