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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0033
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  c.1030/35-1042(?)
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.1
Weight (g):  15.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8115, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with nimbus, wearing tunic and himation; holding book. Reverse: Cross on base and two steps, pellet at each end of upper arms.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: IS XS / bASILЄ / bASILЄ (Jesus Christ, King of Kings)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.B.7

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Mardin Hoard



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