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ID number:  BIRBI-B5284
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):  2.85
Weight (g):  5.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3465.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, single pellet ∙ in r. and upper limb of cross, Gospels with :∙: pellet pattern supported in l. arm. Reverse: Cross crosslet with floriate base and globes at ends of cross limbs and stem.

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 on a follis of Romanos IV Diogenes, obverse displays Gospels of Michael VII type, reverse displays loros and head of Michael, along with inscription HΛ, and at uppermost field trace of inscription of Romanos IV Diogenes.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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