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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0113
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Romanos IV Diogenes; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  1068-1071
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  7.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8081, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb var.) facing, bearded, with dotted cross behind head, wearing tunic and himation. Latin cross, with X at intersection and one large and two small pellets at end of each arm; to l. and r. of pellet - at base.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC NIKA (Jesus Christ conquers) Reverse: C R P Δ (Cross, help Romanos Diogenes)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.8.10

Notes:  Countermark 13 ('izz) on obverse at 0 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' pp.38-39

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Romanos IV Diogenes
Byzantine

1072
Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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