- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Constantine VI, Byzantine (780 - 792)
- Follis 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
- 2.77 g
- Die Axis
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Obverse Inscription: No inscr.
- Reverse Inscription: Below line, M, to l., X, to r., N, beneath, A.
- State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
- Standard Reference Number
- DOC 3.1, 7.5 (p. 346)
- 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. In r. hand, gl. cr.; in l., cross scepter.
Rev.: Above horizontal line, bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. In r. hand, gl. cr. In field r., cross. Two pellets r., only 1 visible to l.
reverse die axis 6 o'clock
Obverse: facing bust of Irene, wearing loros and crown with cross
Reverse: facing bust of Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross
large below central line, M (mark of value = 40 nummi); smaller, below, A (workshop 1); to the left and right, X and N (date formula
- 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, 346, cat 7.5, pl. 14
Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 60/figs. 19a, 19b
- Exhibition History
Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003
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