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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0107
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.1070-c.1075
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  5.76
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8082, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus with X in arm, wearing tunic and himation; holding book with ornamentation (:O:) on cover. Reverse: Patriarchal cross with one large pellet and two small pellets at each extremity and floral ornament to l. and r. at base.

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

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.H.12

Notes:  Countermark 10 ('adl) on reverse at 45 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.37

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Mardin Hoard



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