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ID number:  BIRBI-B5253
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.1065-70
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  8.13
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0082.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type Ixa) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand blessing, scroll held in l. hand. field; border of large pellets. Reverse: Bust of the Virgin, facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; border of large pellets.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.G.11

Notes:  Overstruck, undertype unclear.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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