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ID number:  BIRBI-B5279
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):  2.50
Weight (g):  2.89
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0094.

Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, single pellet ∙ in each limb of cross, supporting Gospels with :∙: pellet motif in l. arm, facial features of Christ visible. Reverse: Cross crosslet with floriate base and globes at ends of cross limbs and stem, crescents facing away from centre in upper l. field.

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

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

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Michael VII, legend MiX HΛCIΛ clearly visible on obverse. Reverse shows lower part of bust of Christ.

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David

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