Co 117 (Middle Byzantine follis of Romanos I from Constantinople) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOC III, pp. 563–564, no. 25b.1–24: Constantine VII, Class 4 follis of Constantinople, ca. 931–944
Label or tag text
Nave, in south part of room of G[ ]
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 75, no. 1168 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
Follis
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
27.0
Numismatic Mint
Constantinople
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
6.94
Obverse Description
Facing half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing diadem with cross and sagion, holding globus cruciger in left hand and scepter (akakia?) in right hand. Undertype: legend at 1 o’clock edge: ]AS[
Obverse Inscription
☩ RⲰA’ AS-ILⲈVS RⲰ’
Reverse Description
Undertype: inscription in several lines, legend at 4 o’clock edge: O or Θ
Reverse Inscription
☩ RⲰA|’ Ⲉ ΘⲈⲰ A|SILⲈVS RⲰ|AIⲰ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 117 (Middle Byzantine follis of Romanos I from Constantinople).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0117>