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ID number:  BIRBI-B4928
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Nikephoros II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  963-969
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3040. Ex P.D. Whitting Collection by exchange, 1967.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ Pantokrator facing, holding in l. hand bejewelled book. Reverse: Theotokos on l. facing, wearing tunic and maphorion, with M and Θ to either side of her, to r. facing bust of Nikephoros, bearded, wearing loros and crown topped with cross. Both holding long patriarchal cross between them, Theotokos with r. hand placed above Nikephoros' r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + IhS XIS RЄX RЄCNANTInM (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: + ΘЄOTOC' b'HΘ' nICHF'dЄSP (Mother of God aid Nikephoros, Lord).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 4

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Nikephoros II
Byzantine

969
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