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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0154
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:  1071-1078
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  6.49
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8059, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, facing, with cross nimbus, wearing tunic and himation, r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book with ornamentation (::). Reverse: Bust facing, bearded, wearing modified loros with collar-piece and crown with cross and pendilia, holding labarum in r. hand, globus cruciger in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: …RACIL (emperor)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.14b.6

Notes:  Countermark 1 (atabeg), countermark 9 (shams) and countermark 12 ('adl, 'izz) on obverse at 270 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.32, 36, 37-8; Overstruck on Romanos IV Diogenes follis, in turn overstruck on Constantine X and Eudokia follis

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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