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ID number:  BIRBI-B5042
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  976(?)-c.1030/35
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.5
Weight (g):  19.02
Axis (degrees):  180.00

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: -<>- above and below text.

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

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.A2.14.1

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