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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4612
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Nikephoros I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  802-803
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.39
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0508. Bt Lucerne 6th April 1955, no. 208.
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Description:  Obverse: bearded bust of Nikephoros facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding cross potent in r. hand and akakia in l. Reverse: cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: nICIFOROS bASILE' (Emperor Nikephoros). Reverse: IhSuS XRISτuS nICA+ (Jesus Christ conquer).

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XV AV1a.1

3 Related People

Nikephoros I
Arab
c. 760
811-07-26
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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