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ID number:  BIRBI-B4924
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Romanos II; Kherson
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Crimean Peninsula: Kherson
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  959-963
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  3.98
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1990. R. M. Cunningham, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Cross monogram of Romanos (large reversed capital Rho on Omega-shaped base, capital Mu on left arm and capital Alpha on right arm). Reverse: Cross on two steps, pellet on both sides.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. XL AE3a.3

Notes:  Previously attributed to Romanos I by Whitting.

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