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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-MH0105
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:  1059-1067
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  5.01
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8025, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, with cross nimbus having one pellet in each arm of cross, wearing tunic and himation; border of large pellets. Reverse: Half-length figure of the Virgin facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; border of large pellets.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: M Θ (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.K.17

Notes:  Countermark 10 ('adl) on reverse at 135 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.37

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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