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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0100
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.1075-c.1080
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  5.26
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8022, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus with one pellet in each arm; wearing tunic and himation. Reverse: Latin cross with one large and two small pellets at each extremity, small cross at intersection, and pellet with floral ornaments to l. and r. at base; above, crescents to l. and r..

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.I.26

Notes:  Countermark 8 (Saif) on obverse at centre; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' pp.35-6

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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