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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-CR062ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Tancred of Hauteville; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Medieval
Date made:  1104-1112
Metal:  Bronze
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.50
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  No provenance.
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Description:  Obverse: St Peter standing facing, wearing tunic and cloak, holding cross in l. hand and blessing with r. Reverse: long cross, top arm looped to join right arm, with legend in angles.

Inscriptions:  Obverse legend off flan. Reverse: I S / F T (Jesus make Tancred safe).

Bibliography:  CCS p. 200 no. 6 var.

Notes:  Apparently doubly overstruck, this type onto CCS p. 199 no. 4a which had itself been struck on CCS p. 199 no. 3a, but the reverse design of the overtype appears unique. At one of these stages the coin was also clipped, probably subsequent to the final striking since the left obverse legend is missing.

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Antioch



Tancred of Hauteville
Norman
c. 1075
1112-12-12
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