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ID number:  BIRBI-B4941
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Nikephoros II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  963-969
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  7.22
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3197. Spink, October 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Nikephoros bearded facing, wearing loros and crown topped with cross, holding labarum in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: […]III (Nikephoros, emperor of the Romans). Reverse: […]h Θ[…]SILЄVS […]AIѠh (Nikephoros, by God emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 8

Notes:  Overstruck on follis of Constantine VII alone, DOC type 26, obverse on reverse and reverse on obverse, inscription on reverse reading '+ COnST bA…' and inscription on obverse reading '+ C[…]/Єh Θ[…]/SII[…]/OM[…]'

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Nikephoros II
Byzantine

969
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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