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ID number: BIRBI-B5369
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Syria 1957 Hoard
Maker: Constantine X; Constantinople
Denomination: Histamenon nomisma
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 1059-1067
Diameter (cm): 2.80
Weight (g): 4.40
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 663. bt. A. H. Baldwin July 1957, from Syria, said to have been found with 9 others, 4 Romanos IV and 1 Michael VII.
Description: Obverse: Christ enthroned facing, holding gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Constantine standing facing wearing loros and cross crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in l. hand and labarum with 5 pellets in r.
Inscriptions: Obverse: + InC XS -ЄX RC...NΛNЧ(reversed)Im (Jesus Christ king of kings). Reverse: + ...K RACΛ O ΔOVKΛC (Constantine Emperor, the Doukid).
Bibliography: DOC III.2 AV1b
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