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ID number:  BIRBI-B5296
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  c.1080-85
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.78
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3006, ex. James R. Stewart Collection, January 1968, previously gifted to Stewart by Kolocasides, Nicosia, April 1947.

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.10

Notes:  Overstruck on Nikephoros III.

3 Related People

Stewart, James R.
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962

Whitting, Philip David
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