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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5266
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):  2.70
Weight (g):  4.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1035.
BIRBI-B5266.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, faint outline of Gospels and r. hand. Reverse: Patriarchal cross with faint remainder of floral base. Globes at ends of cross limbs on l. side, r. side obscured.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: None.

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

Notes:  Overstruck, obverse inscription IS A hAS above Christ. Reverse floral base has been replaced/overstruck with the backless throne, inscription IC can be seen, faint trace of Christ's hand can be seen.

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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