Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 919 - 921

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One (1) solidus coin, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and Romanus I

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Byzantine Empire, 919 - 921

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Obverse Image: Christ enthroned facing wearing a nimbus cross, pallium and colobium and raising his right hand in benediction and left hand 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 Romanus I with short beard wearing loros on left and Constantine VII beardless wearing chlamys on right, both wear crowns and hold between them a long patriarchal cross.

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Reverse Text: ROMAN / ET / CONSTANT / AUGG

Date Made: 919 - 921Period Of Administration: 0919 - 0921

Head Of Government: Constantine VII Emperor of ByzantiumRomanus I Emperor of ByzantiumMaker: Romanus I Emperor of ByzantiumConstantine VII Emperor of Byzantium

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Turkey: ─░stanbul province, Istanbul

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.68.159.6097Catalog Number: 68.159.6097Accession Number: 283645

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall material)Measurements: overall: .14 cm x 1.97 cm; 1/16 in x 25/32 in


Record Id: nmah_925012

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