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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0072
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.1080-c.1085
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8174, January 1976.

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantocrator (Type VIIIe) facing, bearded, with cross behind head having :·: on each arm, wearing tunic and himation; holding book; in upper angles of cross, two crescents; nomina sacra to l. and r. of Christ. Reverse: Latin cross with large pellet and two small pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescent. To l. and . above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets.

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

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.J.12

Notes:  Overstruck, undertype unclear.

3 Related People

Mardin Hoard

Whitting, Philip David

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