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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0125
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:  976(?)-c.1030/35
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  6.88
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8077, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, with nimbus having :·: in each arm. Reverse: Floral ornamentation above and below text.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: + IhSϤS / XRISTϤS / bASILЄϤ / bASILЄ (Jesus Christ, king of kings)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.A2.40.23

Notes:  Countermark 18b (lillah?) on reverse at 225 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' pp.41-42; Countermark 21 (najm) on obverse at 270 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.43

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Mardin Hoard



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