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ID number:  BIRBI-B5020
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:  976(?)-c.1030/35
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  7.82
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2080, ex. L. A. Lawrence, January 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with nimbus; cross with : in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left hand holding book with ornamentation (·); nomina sacra in left and right field. Reverse: None.

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

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.A2.2.4

Notes:  Overstruck on Leo VI.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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