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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0145
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.1065-c.1070
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  6.13
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8050, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type IXa) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds scroll. Reverse: Bust of Virgin facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: None visible.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.G.23

Notes:  Countermark 9 (shams) and countermark 13 ('izz) on reverse at centre and 90 degrees respectively; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.36, 38-9

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Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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