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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5283
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  c.1075-c.1080
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  8.82
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3466.
BIRBI-B5283.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, single pellet ∙ in each limb of cross, Gospels with :∙: pellet pattern visible. Reverse: Cross crosslet with floriate base and globes at end of cross limbs and stem.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AEI, BN II Cp/AE/152

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Michael VII, obverse displays Gospels and some features of the Christ bust of undertype, reverse displays upper part of Michael's head and inscription AHΛ ∙:∙ RACIΛ, and pellet border.

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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