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ID number:  BIRBI-B4925
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Nikephoros II; Basil II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  963-969
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1712. Ex James R. Stewart Collection (183), 30th January 1968, previously ex Lord Amhurst collection via Spink (10468)
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, holding in l. hand bejewelled book. Reverse: Nikephoros on l. facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown topped with cross, to r. facing bust of Basil, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown topped with cross. Both holding long patriarchal cross between them, Nikephoros with r. hand placed above Basil's l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + IhS XIS RЄX RCGNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: nICHFOP CЄ bASIL' AЧII bR' (Nikephoros and Basil, emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 1

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Basil II
Byzantine
958
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Stewart, James R.
Australian
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Nikephoros II
Byzantine

969
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Whitting, Philip David
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