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ID number:  BIRBI-B5226
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:  c.1060
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  8.47
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0071, A. H. Baldwin, August 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus. Reverse: - + - above text, - U - below text.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: XS / bASILЄ / bASIL (Jesus Christ, King of Kings)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.E.4

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

2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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