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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5274
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):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.79
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1044.
BIRBI-B5274.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, supporting Gospels, with :∙: pellets, in l. arm. Reverse: Cross crosslet with floriate base and globes at ends of cross limbs and stem, crescents facing away from centre in upper l. and r. field.

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

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

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Romanos IV Diogenes, bust of Christ visible on reverse, globe from base of cross and faint lettering P ∆ on obverse.

2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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