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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5271
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):  2.75
Weight (g):  6.37
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1040.
BIRBI-B5271.jpg

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

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

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

Notes:  Overstruck, faint lettering on reverse suggests type D, E or F anonymous follis.

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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