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ID number:  BIRBI-B5276
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.1075-c.1080
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1046.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, single pellet ∙ in l. and r. branches of cross, supporting Gospels with pellets :∙: in l. arm, gesturing with r.. Reverse: Cross crosslet with floriate base and globes at the ends of the cross limbs, two crescents facing away from centre in l. and r. upper field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC X… (Jesus Christ). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AEI, BN II Cp/AE/152

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Romanos IV Diogenes, on obverse ∆ above ∙ - to r. of bust of Christ, slight imprint of legend on reverse.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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