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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5330
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Romanos III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Nomisma
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1028-1034
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.40
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0014.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ enthroned facing on straight-backed throne, wearing tunic with r. hand raised in blessing and holding gospel on l. knee. Reverse: Romanos standing facing on l. bearded and wearing loros bordered by four pellets and crown topped with cross, with r. hand raised to chest and holding globus cruciger in l. hand, Theotokos on r. facing, wearing tunic and maphorion, r. hand raised up to Romanos's crown. Letters M and Θ above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM (Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Reverse: + ΘCЄ bOHΘ' RѠMAnѠ (Mother of God, aid Romanos).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 1d

Notes:  Slight concavity.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Romanos III
Byzantine
968
1034
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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