Numismatics
Ruler: Basil I, emperor of Byzantium A.D. 868-886
Mint: Constantinople
Artist: Unknown

Gold solidus of Basil I and Constantine, Constantinople

868–79

Gold

4.36 g, 6:00, 20.5 mm
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Gift of Eugene Schuyler, B.A. 1859
2001.87.874
Culture: 
Byzantine
Period: 
9th century A.D.
Classification: 
Numismatics
Geography: 
Made in Constantinople
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Eugene Schuyler, to 1878; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., 1878–2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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