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ID number:  BIRBI-B4790
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Basil I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  879-886
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  7.22
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2475. A.H. Baldwin, 1945.
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Description:  Obverse: Basil bearded seated on lyre-backed throne, wearing loros and crown with cross, holding labarum in r. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + bASILIO S bASILEVS* (Basil, emperor). Reverse: + bASIL/IOS Єh ΘЄO bASILЄVS ROMЄOH (Basil, by God emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 12

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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

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