solidus, Byzantine Empire, 945 - 959

solidus, Byzantine Empire, 945 - 959

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One (1) solidus coin, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus
Byzantine Empire, 945 - 959
Obverse Image: Portrait bust of Christ facing wearing a nimbus cross with two pellets in each limb of the cross, a pallium and colobium and raising his right hand in benediction; in his left hand he holds the book of Gospels.
Obverse Text: IhS / XPS / REX / REGNANTIUM
Reverse Image: Facing portrait busts of Constantine VII with short beard and wearing the loros, and Romanus II beardless wearing chlamys, both are crowned and hold between them a long patriarchal cross.
Reverse Text: CONSTANT / CE / ROMAN / AUGG / b
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
945 - 959
period of administration
0945 - 0959
head of government
Constantine VII Emperor of Byzantium
maker
Constantine VII Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: İstanbul province, Istanbul
city
Turkey: İstanbul province, Constantinople
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.14 cm x 1.99 cm; 1/16 in x 25/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.6098
accession number
283645
catalog number
68.159.6098
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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