1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 780 - 797

1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 780 - 797

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus coin, Constantine VI
Byzantine Empire, 780 - 797
Obverse Image: Portrait busts of Constantine VI, beardless, and Irene to his right; both are crowned with cross between their heads; Constantine VI wears chlamys and holds globus cruciger in right hand, his mother wears a loros and holds a cruciform scepter in left hand ; pellet in field between their faces.
Obverse Text: CONSTANTINOS / CA / b
Reverse Image: Leo III, Constantine V and Leo IV seated facing front, each wearing crown and chlamys.
Reverse Text: IRIHI / AVG / MITRI / AV
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Object Name
date made
780 - 797
Constantine VI Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.11 cm x 1.96 cm; 1/32 in x 25/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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