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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0144
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.1085-c.1092
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  3.92
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8049, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, with cross nimbus with pellet in each arm. Reverse: Half-length figure of Virgin facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: M (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.K.25

Notes:  Countermark 9 (shams) twice, on obverse at centre, on reverse at 90 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.36

3 Related People

Mardin Hoard



Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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