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ID number: BIRBI-MH0088
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker: Nikephoros III; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture: Byzantine; Turkman
Date made: 1078-1081
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.80
Weight (g): 6.78
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 8164, January 1976.
Description: Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Christ Antiphonetes (Type IVc) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having pellet in each arm. Reverse: Cross of equal arms ending in large pellet; In the centre, circle within which star of eight rays.
Inscriptions: Obverse: None visible. Reverse: C… / N Δ (Cross, protect the despot Nikephoros)
Bibliography: DOC III.2.9.4
Notes: Overstruck on Class H anonymous follis.
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