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ID number:  BIRBI-B2418
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Anonymous; Kherson
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Ukraine, Crimean Peninsula, Kherson
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  6th century
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  13.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3141. Gift of A.H. Baldwin, 15th March 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of an emperor, standing, nimbate; wearing chlamys, and crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Bust of an empress, standing, nimbate; wearing chlamys, and trefoil crown with pendilia, holding a cross topped sceptre in l. hand. A cross between the two figures. Reverse: H, with cross above. A Caesar, standing, nimbate, wearing chlamys, tablion, and crown; holding a chrismon topped staff in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ΧЄΡ ϹΟΝΟ … (Kherson). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  MIB II 157b

Notes:  Listed in MIB and DOC as a coin of Maurice and Constantina, and by Anokhin as of Justin II and Sophia, but argued by Hahn in an article in the Numismatic Circular to be an anonymous issue, which is the attribution we prefer.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Kherson
Greek, Byzantine.


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