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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
Denomination:  Follis
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.
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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.

4 Related People

Nikephoros III Botaneiates
Byzantine

1081
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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British
1903
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