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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5280
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):  2.60
Weight (g):  4.79
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1048.
BIRBI-B5280.jpg

Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, single pellet ∙ in upper and l. limb of cross, Gospels visible with faint :∙: pellet pattern. Reverse: Cross crosslet with floriate base and globes at the ends of the cross limbs and stem.

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

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

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse of follis of Michael VII, legend XAHΛ RACHΛ ([Mi]chael Emperor), loros, labarum and globus cruciger visible on obverse, on reverse Gospels and upper cross limb of Christ visible.

2 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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