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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5268
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):  2.65
Weight (g):  7.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0089.
BIRBI-B5268.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, pellets in cross, :∙: in l. and upper cross limbs, not clearly visible in r. limb. Supporting the Gospels, decorated with pellets :∙: in l. arm. Reverse: Patriarchal cross with floriate motif at base, globes at ends of cross limbs.

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

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

Notes:  Overstruck, obverse displays faint trace of the head of Eudokia and the labarum, slight trace of Constantine's head? Some illegible legend. Reverse possible nimbus of Christ and feet?

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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