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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0124
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Constantine VII; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  945-c.950
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  4.85
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8037, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine VII facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross; in l. hand globus cruciger, in r. hand akakia. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …A SI… (…emperor…) Reverse: …OMЄOn (…of the Romans)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.26.24

Notes:  Countermark 18b (lillah?) on obverse at 270 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' pp.41-42

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