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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0085
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Nikephoros III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  1078-1081
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  5.28
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8161, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Christ Antiphonetes (Type IVc) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having pellet in each arm. Reverse: Cross of equal arms, circle at centre, with star of eight rays within.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: C … (Cross, protect the despot Nikephoros)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.9.9

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Mardin Hoard



Nikephoros III
Byzantine

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