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ID number:  BIRBI-B5205
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1042(?)-c.1050
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  4.69
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Three-quarter-length figure of Christ Antiphonetes (Type IVc) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation. Reverse: Jewelled cross with pellet at end of each arm.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: IC / XC / NI / KA (Jesus Christ conquers).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.C.44

Notes:  Countermark on obverse, possibly of Najm ad-Din Alpi (1152-1176 AD), in Lowick, Bendall, and Whitting (1977) 'The Mardin Hoard', Countermark no.21.

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