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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0111
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  1087-1092?
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  6.60
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8029, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor, holding in r. hand labarum, in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: + AΛЄΞI …TΨKΨO (Alexios Komnenos, despot)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.18.1

Notes:  Countermark 13 ('izz) on reverse at centre; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' pp.38-39

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