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ID number:  BIRBI-B5328
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine VIII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1025-1028
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  4.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0364. Glendining, 28th February 1950, lot number 139.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, holding in l. hand bejewelled book. Reverse: Bust of Constantine facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown topped with cross, holding in r. hand a labarum with a pellet on the shaft, and akakia in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: + CѠhSTAhTIh bASILЄVS ROM (Constantine, emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 2

Notes:  Pierced at bottom of obverse, top of reverse.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Constantine VIII
Byzantine
960
1028
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