- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Constantine VI, Byzantine (780 - 792)
Constantine V and Leo IV, Byzantine (ruled jointly 751-775)
- Solidus of Constantine VI and Irene, Constantinople
- Work Type
- 792-797 CE
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
- Byzantine period, Early
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- 4.39 g
- Die Axis
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Obverse Inscription: IRInH AGammaOVSTI
- Reverse Inscription: COnSTAn TInOSbAS'. At end, Theta.
- State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
- Standard Reference Number
- DOC 3.1, 3a.5 (p.342)
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- Obv.: Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with cross, pinnacles and pendilia, holding globe cruciger in r. hand and cross scepter in l.
Rev.: Bust of Constantine facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding globe cruciger in r. hand and akakia in l.
- Publication History
Alfred R. Bellinger, ed., Catalogue of Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection (Washington, D.C, 1992), vol 3., 342, cat. 3 a.5.
Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 60/figs. 18a,18b
- Exhibition History
Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003
Ancient to Modern, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 06/01/2013
32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/17/2017 - 05/08/2017
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