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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5527ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Nikephoros II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  963-969
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Nikephoros bearded facing, wearing V-necked robe and crown topped with cross, holding cross in r. hand and globus topped with trefoil in l. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + nICIFR b […] (Nikephoros, emperor of the Romans). Reverse: + nICH[...] Єh ΘЄѠ b[…]/SILЄVS RѠ/MAIѠ (Nikephoros, by God emperor of the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 7

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Nikephoros II
Byzantine

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