1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 921 - 924

1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 921 - 924

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus coin, Romanus I and Christopher
Byzantine Empire, 921 - 924
Obverse Image: Christ enthroned facing front wearing nimbus cross, pallium, and colobium; he raises his right hand in benediction and holds in his left hand the book of Gospels.
Obverse Text: IhS / XPS / REX / REGHAHTIUM
Reverse Image: Facing portrait busts of Romans I, wearing beard and loros and Christopher, beardless and wearing chlamys; together they hold between them a long patriarchal cross.
Reverse Text: ROMAN / ET / XPISTOFO / AUGG / b
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
921 - 924
Romanus I Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.12 cm x 2.04 cm; 1/16 in x 13/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection
Byzantine Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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