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ID number:  BIRBI-B5259
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  c.1065-70
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  12.10
Axis (degrees):  180.00

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.1

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