1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 976 - 1025

1 Solidus (histamenon nomisma), Byzantine Empire, 976 - 1025

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One (1) solidus (histamenon nomisma) coin, Basil II Bulgaroktonos
Byzantine Empire, 976 - 1025
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Christ wearing nimbus cross ornamented with two crescents in its upper quarters, pallium and colobium; raising right hand in benediction and in left hand holds the book of Gospels; all encased in triple border.
Obverse Text: IhS / XIS / REX / REGNANTINM
Reverse Image: Portrait busts of Basil on left with short beard wearing loros of square pattern, and Constantine VIII on right, beardless wearing plain chlamys; both brothers are crowned and hold between them a long cross; all encased in triple border.
Reverse Text: bASIL / C / CONSTANT / b / R
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
976 - 1025
head of government
Constantine VIII Emperor of Byzantium
maker
Basil II Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
city
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.08 cm x 2.57 cm; 1/32 in x 1 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.6103
catalog number
68.159.6103
accession number
283645
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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