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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0129
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:  970-976(?)
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  7.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8038, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: …hSϤS / RISTUS / … / ASILЄ (Jesus Christ, king of kings)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.A1.8

Notes:  Countermark 19 (mahmud) on obverse at 270 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.42

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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