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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0146
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:  1042(?)-c.1050
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  8.10
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8051, January 1976.
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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. Reverse: Jeweled cross with pellet at end of each arm.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: IC XC / NI KA (Jesus Christ conquers)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.C.33

Notes:  Countermark 9 (shams) and countermark 21 (najm) on obverse at 315 degrees and 270 degrees respectively; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.36, 43

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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