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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5358
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Theodora; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1055-1056
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0021. Spink, 6th February 1951.
BIRBI-B5358.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Standing Christ on square souppedion, facing, bearded, with cross nimbus. Wearing tunic and himation. Double border of dots. Reverse: Standing Theodora, facing, wearing crown with pinnacles and pendilia, divitision and loros. Standing Virgin, facing, nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion. Between them, they hold labarum on shaft. Double border of dots.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: +IhSXISDCX RCSN ΛNTIM (Jesus Christ, king of kings). Reverse: +ΘEOΔωΡΛ ΛVΓΟ VCTΛ (Empress Theodora).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. LXII AV1a.5

3 Related People

Theodora
Byzantine

1056
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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