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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4996
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  970-976(?)
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  5.18
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5314, A. H. Baldwin, 17th May 1966, from Syria via Istanbul.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ, facing, nimbate. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: XC (Christ). Reverse: + IhSЧS / XRISTЧS / bѦSILЄЧ' (Jesus Christ, King of Kings).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 A1.14

Notes:  Overstruck on Constantine VII and Romanos II

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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