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ID number:  BIRBI-B5534
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Alexios I; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1087-1092?
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  8.24
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3481, R. M. Cunningham, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ. Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft, and in l. hand globus cruciger.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God) Reverse: +AΛЄΞI… (Alexios)

Bibliography:  DOC IV.1.18.1

Notes:  Overstruck on Anonymous Follis, Class K, in turn struck on Anonymous Follis, Class E, in turn struck on Anonymous Follis, Class C.

3 Related People

Alexios I Komnenos
Byzantine

118
Thessalonica



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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