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ID number:  BIRBI-B5286
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  c.1075-c.1080
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  3.82
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: bust of Christ facing nimbate, single pellet ∙ in each limb of cross, Gospels with :∙: pellet pattern supported in l. arm, facial features of Christ visible. Reverse: Cross crosslet with floriate base and globes at ends of cross limbs and stem, two crescents facing away from centre in upper l. and r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 AEI, BN II Cp/AE/152

Notes:  Overstruck, type uncertain.

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