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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0086
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Michael VII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  1071-1078
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  3.93
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8162, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type Ve) facing, bearded, with cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holding book with ornamentation (⋮⋮⋮) on cover; nomina sacra to l. and r. of cross, six-pointed star to l. and r. of Christ. Reverse: Bust facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding labarum in r. hand, globus cruciger in l. hand.

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

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.14b.6

Notes:  Overstruck on Romanos IV Diogenes follis.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Michael VII
Byzantine


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