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ID number:  BIRBI-B5066
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  976(?)-c.1030/35
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.45
Weight (g):  17.75
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 4043, A. H. Baldwin, 1965, ex. M. F. Gnade.
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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: Floral symbol above and below text.

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

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.A2.40.1

2 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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