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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1228
People
Basil I, Byzantine (r. 867 - 868)
Title
Coin of Basil I
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
879-886 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/74983
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
6.22 g
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: +bASILIO S bASILEVS*
  • Reverse Inscription: +bASIL | IOSEnThetaEO | bASILEVS | ROMEON
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, 12.7 (p. 501)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1228
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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