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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0076
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Constantine X; Eudokia Makrembolitissa; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  1059-1067
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  8.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8152, January 1976.
BIRBI-MH0076.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Christ standing on square souppedion (Type IVb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holding book; nomina sacra to l. and r. of Christ. Reverse: To l. Eudokia standing, facing, wearing modified loros with kite-shaped lower panel and crown with cross and pendilia. To r. Constantine standing, facing, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia. They hold between them a labarum, Constantine's hand above Eudokia's, with cross-piece on shaft, standing on base and three steps, and each places one hand on chest.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + ЄMMANOVHΛ (Emmanuel) IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: +KաNTΔ ЄVΔK (Constantine and Eudokia)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.8.19

5 Related People

Constantine X
Byzantine
c.1006
1067
Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Eudokia Makrembolitissa
Byzantine


Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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