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ID number:  BIRBI-B4930
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:  Miliaresion
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  963-969
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  2.54
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0239.
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Description:  Obverse: Three borders of pellets around inscription, ornamented by eight globes, cross above and cross beneath. Reverse: Cross on two steps, with portrait at interection of cross of bust of Nikephoros facing, with beard, wearing loros and crown with pendilia. Letters N and I to l. and letters C and F to r of bust. Three borders of pellets, ornamented by eight globes.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + hICHF' Єh X'Ѡ AVTO/CRAT, ЄVSЄb bASILЄVS RѠMAIѠ' (Nikephoros, in Christ pious emperor of the Romans). Reverse: + IhSЧS XRI STЧS nICA * (Jesus Christ conquers).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 6

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Nikephoros II
Byzantine

969
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