Co 771 (Middle Byzantine bronze 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
DOCIII Romanos I 25b, pp. 563–564, pls. XXXVIII-XXXIX (Constantinople Class 4)
Label or tag text
surface fill coin
Preservation comment
Wear: VF+, some flatness. Slight, sparse nicking around edge and pitting on faces; scattered patches of inicipient cratering.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 75, 91, no. 1170, pl. V (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
Follis
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
24.0
Numismatic Mint
Constantinople
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
6.67
Obverse Description
Facing half-figure of emperor, bearded, wearing chlamys and tablion and pearled crown with cross, holding labarum scepter with ornament in right hand and globus cruciger in left hand; all within beaded border
Obverse Description
Inscription within beaded border
Obverse Inscription
☩ RⲰmAn᾽ bAS-ILⲈVS RⲰm᾽
Reverse Inscription
☩ RⲰmA|n᾽ Ⲉn ΘⲈⲰ bA|SILⲈVS RⲰ|mAImn (die-casting error inverted last omega/inserted M for omega)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 771 (Middle Byzantine bronze 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/co0771>