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ID number:  BIRBI-B4929
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Nikephoros II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  963-969
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0004. Glendining (Number 32), 7th September 1950.
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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 RCX RЄCNANTIhM (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

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Nikephoros II
Byzantine

969
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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