Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 919 - 921

Solidus, Byzantine Empire, 919 - 921

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Description (Brief)
One (1) solidus coin, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and Romanus I
Byzantine Empire, 919 - 921
Obverse Image: Christ enthroned facing wearing a nimbus cross, pallium and colobium and raising his right hand in benediction and left hand holds the book of Gospels.
Obverse Text: IhS / XPS / REX / REGNANTIUM
Reverse Image: Facing portrait busts of Romanus I with short beard wearing loros on left and Constantine VII beardless wearing chlamys on right, both wear crowns and hold between them a long patriarchal cross.
Reverse Text: ROMAN / ET / CONSTANT / AUGG
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Object Name
date made
919 - 921
period of administration
0919 - 0921
head of government
Constantine VII Emperor of Byzantium
Romanus I Emperor of Byzantium
Romanus I Emperor of Byzantium
Constantine VII Emperor of Byzantium
place made
Turkey: ─░stanbul province, Istanbul
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall:.14 cm x 1.97 cm; 1/16 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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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