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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0126a
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Nikephoros III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  1078-1081
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  4.09
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8187, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Christ Antiphonetes (Type Ivc) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus. Reverse: Cross of equal arms ending in globules; in the centre, circle within which star of eight rays.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: C Φ N Δ (Cross, protect the despot Nikephoros)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.9.18

Notes:  Countermark 18a (lillah?) on obverse at 90 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' pp.41-42

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
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Nikephoros III
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