1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 869 - 879

1 Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 869 - 879

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus coin, Basil I and Constantine
Byzantine Empire, 869 - 879
Obverse Image: Christ enthroned facing front wearing a nimbus cross, pallium and colobium and raising his right hand in benediction; in his left hand he holds the Gospel books.
Obverse Text: IhS / XRS / REX / RESNANTIUM
Reverse Image: Portrait bust of Basil facing front, with a short beard and wearing loros; to his right Constantine faces, beardless wearing chlamys; both are crowned and hold together a patriarchal cross.
Reverse Text: bASILIOS / ET / CONSTANT / AUGG/ b
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Object Name
date made
869 - 879
Basil I Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
au (overall material)
overall:.1 mm x 20.2 mm; in x 25/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
U.S. Mint Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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