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ID number:  BIRBI-B5281
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  976-1030
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  5.53
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3043. Spink, 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ facing nimbate, single pellet ∙ in l. limb of cross, supporting Gospels with :∙: pellet pattern in l. arm. 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 IC. (Jesus Christ). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 pl. LXVIII I

Notes:  Doublestruck on reverse.

2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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