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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0141
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):  2.3
Weight (g):  5.56
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8046, January 1976.
BIRBI-MH0141.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Christ Antiphonetes (Type IV c) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holding book; six-pointed star to l. and r. of Christ. Reverse: Cross of equal arms ending in globules; In the centre, circle within which star of eight rays.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC (Jesus). Reverse: C Φ N Δ (Cross, protect the despot Nikephoros).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.9.13

Notes:  Countermark 28 (?) on obverse at 90 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.46

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Nikephoros III
Byzantine

1081
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Mardin Hoard



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