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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1330
People
Alexander (Emperor), Byzantine (r. 912 - 913)
Title
Coin of Alexander
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
912-913 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75014
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.32 g
Denomination
solidus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: +IhSXRSREX REGNAnTIYM
  • Reverse Inscription: +ALEXAnd ROSAVGYSTOSROM'
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 3.2, 2.2 (p. 525)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1330
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Christ seated (Type 1c) facing, bearded, on wide lyre-backed throne, wearing tunic and himation, r. hand raised outwards in blessing, book resting on l. knee.

Rev.: To l., Alexander standing facing, bearded, wearing crown with cross and loros with fringed end passing over r. arm and ornamented by + (pellets at corners surrounding it, forming a square). In r. hand, gl. cr.; l. hand extended. To r., St. Alexander standing 3/4 facing, bearded, bareheaded and barefooted, wearing tunic and himation. In l. hand, cross; with r. hand places crown on head of Alexander.

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