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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1348
People
Constantine VII, Byzantine (r. 945 - 959)
Title
Coin of Constantine VII
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
914-919 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75000
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.46 g
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: +COnSTAnT'CEZOHb'
  • Reverse Inscription: +COnS | TAnTInO | CEZOHbA' | SILISRO | MEOn
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, 22.20 (p. 560)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1348
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: To l., bust of Constantine VII facing, beardless, wearing traaditional loros and crown with cross. To r., facing bust of Zoe wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and cross flanked by two pinnacles. Between them they hold patriarchal cross.

Rev.: Inscr.

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