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ID number:  BIRBI-B5267
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.1070-c.1075
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  4.68
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1036.

Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, pellets in cross, :∙: in each limb of cross, supporting the Gospels, decorated with pellets :∙: in l. arm. Reverse: Patriarchal cross with floriate motif on base, globes at the ends of the cross limbs.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AEH, BN II Cp/AE/151

Notes:  Overstruck, obverse seems intact, Christ is clear. Reverse displays inscription of overstrike: E IL' and pellet in upturned crescent

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David

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