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ID number:  BIRBI-B5156
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  c.1030/35-1042(?)
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  9.66
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, with □ in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, l. holds book; nomina sacra l. and r. Reverse: Cross on base and two steps, pellet at each end of upper arms.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + ЄMMANOVHΛ (Emmanuel) IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: IS / XS / bѦSILЄ / bѦSILЄ (Jesus Christ, King of Kings).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.B.49

Notes:  Overstruck, undertype unclear.

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