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ID number:  BIRBI-B5209
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:  1042(?)-c.1050
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  5.91
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3443.
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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; r. hand raised in blessing in front of body; l. holds book with · on cover; nomina sacra l. and r. Reverse: Jewelled cross with pellet at end of each arm.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: NOVHΛ (Emmanuel) IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: IC / XC / NI / KA (Jesus Christ conquers).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.C.43

Notes:  Overstruck on Class B follis, obverse on reverse.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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