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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0068
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  c.1075-c.1080
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.12
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8150, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, with long, slightly forked beard, with cross nimbus having · in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; holding book with ornamentation (:·:) on cover; nomina sacra to l. and r. of Christ. Reverse: Latin cross with one large and two small pellets at each extremity, small cross at intersection, and pellet with floral ornaments to l. and r. at base. Above, crescents to l. and r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.I.43

Notes:  Overstruck on Michael VII follis.

3 Related People

Mardin Hoard



Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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