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ID number:  BIRBI-B5307
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.1085-c.1092
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  3.63
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0173, B. Kent, Lewes, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, with cross nimbus having one pellet in each arm of cross, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holds book; nomina sacra in l. and r. field; border of large pellets. Reverse: Half-length figure of the Virgin facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; nomina sacra in l. and r. field; border of large pellets.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: M Θ (Mother of God).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.K.25

Notes:  Overstruck on Nikephoros III, over Class I follis.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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