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ID number:  BIRBI-B4926
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Nikephoros II; Basil II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  963-969
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0003. A.H. Baldwin, January 1952.
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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 XΓS RЄX RЄGNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: NIKH+OP KAI RACIΛ' AVΓ R' (Nikephoros and Basil, emperors of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 2

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Nikephoros II
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