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ID number:  BIRBI-B5269
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):  2.77
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1038.
BIRBI-B5269.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, Gospels with pellets :∙: in l.hand, r. hand gesturing. Reverse: Patriarchal cross with remains of floriate base. Globes at the ends of cross limbs.

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

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

Notes:  Overstruck twice, obverse displays the loros of Constantine X and small illegible legend, reverse shows lettering from Class D, E or F anonymous follis type.

2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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