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ID number:  BIRBI-B5228
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):  2.70
Weight (g):  7.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3459.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having one pellet in upright arm and two in each lateral arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. holds book with :·: on cover; nomina sacra in l. and r. field. Reverse: - + - above text, - U - below text.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: ISXS / bASILЄ / bASIL (Jesus Christ, King of Kings)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.E.6

Notes:  Double struck on reverse.

2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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