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ID number:  BIRBI-B5129
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  976-1030
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  11.53
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Facing bust of Christ, bearded, wearing tunic and holding jewelled book under l. arm, nimbate with cross, IC in l. of field and IX in r. of field. Reverse: Inscription between rosettes above and below.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + CM … CV H Λ (Emmanuel). Reverse: + IhSЧS / XRIƧTЧS / bAƧILЄЧ / bAƧILЄ (Jesus Christ King of Kings).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. LI A2.24.3

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