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ID number:  BIRBI-B5294
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.1080-85
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  6.29
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3468.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIIe) facing, bearded, with cross behind head having :·: on each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book; in upper angles of cross, two crescents; nomina sacra in l. and r. field. Reverse: Latin cross with large pellet and two small pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescent. To l. and r., above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.J.5

2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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