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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1226
People
Basil I, Byzantine (r. 867 - 868)
Title
Coin of Basil I
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
868-870 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75010
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.42 g
Die Axis
8
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: +bASILO SCOnSTAYGGT'
  • Reverse Inscription: +bASILO | SCOnSTAn | TInOSEnThetaO | bASILEISR | OMAIOn
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, 9d.2 (p. 496)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1226
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Two figures seated on double throne, facing, Basil to l., bearded, Constantine to r., smaller, beardless, each wearing modified loros and crown with cross, holding between them labarum ornamented with X and streamers.

Rev.: Inscription.

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