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ID number:  BIRBI-B5366
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Isaac I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1057-1059
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1111. A. H. Baldwin, 28th April 1962, 'from a wartime sale.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ nimbate seated on throne without back, wearing tunic and with r. hand raised in benediction, gospels in l. hand. Reverse: Isaac standing full length facing, wearing armour and cloak and crown with pendilia, l. hand lowered holding scabbard and r. hand raised holding drawn sword against his r. shoulder.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + Ih[retrograde]S XIS RCX BCSNANTIhm (Jesus Christ King of Kings). Reverse: + ICAAKIOC RA CIΛCVC Pω (Issac Emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. LXIII AV2.4

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Whitting, Philip David
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