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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1086
People
Artavasdos, Byzantine (r. 742 - 743)
Title
Coin of Artavasdos
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
742 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/74878
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.20 g
Denomination
semissis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: 6ARTAYASDOSMYLT
  • Reverse Inscription: IhSYSXRIS TYSNICA. In ex., CONOB.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.1, 4 (p. 287)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1086
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross and circlet. In r. hand, patriarchal cross held before breast; l. hand not show.

Rev.: Cross potent on base above globus.

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