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ID number:  BIRBI-B5339
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine IX; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1042-1055
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  3.00
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0019. A. H. Baldwin, December 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ nimbate seated on throne with curved back, wearing tunic and with gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Half figure of Constantine facing, wearing loros and cross crown with pendilia, holding a long leaved cross in r. hand and a globus cruciger with upturned crescent in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + IhS XS KEX RCSNANTIΛm (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: + CωnST ANTh bASILЄЧS RM (Constantine Emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. LVIII AV1b

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
1988
Constantine IX
Byzantine

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