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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4645
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Nikephoros I; Stavrakios; Constantinople
Denomination:  Forty nummi
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  803-811
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  3.44
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3324; ex Dumbarton Oaks duplicates 235 27th November 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Nikephoros bearded l. and Stavrakios beardless r. facing wearing chlamys and cross crown cross floating between heads. Reverse: Denomination mark M (40) with cross above.

Inscriptions:  Reverse: XXX NNN (meaningless letters). Off. A.

Bibliography:  DOC III.1 pl.XVI AE5

Notes:  Overstruck on Eirene; loros, bottom of sceptre and bottom of left pendilium from original obverse visible, indent of top of M from original reverse visible.

4 Related People

Nikephoros I
Arab
c. 760
811-07-26
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Stavrakios
Byzantine

812-01-11
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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