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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0082
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Romanos IV Diogenes; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  1068-1071
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  6.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8158, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VII b var.) facing, bearded, with dotted cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation; holding book with ornamentation (⋮⋮⋮) on cover. Reverse: Latin cross, with X at intersection and one large and two small pellets at end of each arm. To l. and r. of each pellets at base -.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC NIKA (Jesus Christ conquers) Reverse: C R P Δ (Cross, help Romanos Diogenes)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.8.14

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



Romanos IV Diogenes
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