solidus, Byzantine Empire, 945 - 959

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One (1) solidus coin, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus

Description (Brief)

Byzantine Empire, 945 - 959

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Christ facing wearing a nimbus cross with two pellets in each limb of the cross, a pallium and colobium and raising his right hand in benediction; in his left hand he holds the book of Gospels.

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Obverse Text: IhS / XPS / REX / REGNANTIUM

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Reverse Image: Facing portrait busts of Constantine VII with short beard and wearing the loros, and Romanus II beardless wearing chlamys, both are crowned and hold between them a long patriarchal cross.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: CONSTANT / CE / ROMAN / AUGG / b

Date Made: 945 - 959Period Of Administration: 0945 - 0959

Head Of Government: Constantine VII Emperor of ByzantiumMaker: Constantine VII Emperor of Byzantium

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Turkey: ─░stanbul province, IstanbulCity: Turkey: ─░stanbul province, Constantinople

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Estate of Josiah K. Lilly

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.68.159.6098Accession Number: 283645Catalog Number: 68.159.6098

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall material)Measurements: overall: .14 cm x 1.99 cm; 1/16 in x 25/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1800525

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