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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0073
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.1085-c.1092
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  6.68
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8175, January 1976.
BIRBI-MH0073.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, with cross nimbus having one pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; holding book with ornamentation (:·:) on cover; border of large pellets. Reverse: Half-length figure of the Virgin facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; border of large pellets.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.K.6

Notes:  Overstruck on Romanos IV Diogenes follis.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Mardin Hoard



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