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ID number:  BIRBI-B5369
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Syria 1957 Hoard
Maker:  Constantine X; Constantinople
Denomination:  Histamenon nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1059-1067
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 663. bt. A. H. Baldwin July 1957, from Syria, said to have been found with 9 others, 4 Romanos IV and 1 Michael VII.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ enthroned facing, holding gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Constantine standing facing wearing loros and cross crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in l. hand and labarum with 5 pellets in r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + InC XS -ЄX RC...NΛNЧ(reversed)Im (Jesus Christ king of kings). Reverse: + ...K RACΛ O ΔOVKΛC (Constantine Emperor, the Doukid).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AV1b

4 Related People

Syria 1957 Hoard



Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Constantine X
Byzantine
c.1006
1067
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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