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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0128
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:  c.1030/35-1042(?)
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  4.52
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8068, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having □ in each arm and pellet in each upper quarter, wearing tunic and himation. Reverse: Cross on base and two steps, pellet at each end of upper arms.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …NOVHΛ (Emmanuel) XC (Christ) Reverse: IS XS / ASIL / bASIL (Jesus Christ, king of kings)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.B.62

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

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Mardin Hoard



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