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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-MH0022
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  976(?)-c.1030/35
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.1
Weight (g):  6.67
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8104, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with nimbus. Reverse: Decoration above and below text, unclear.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: + IhSϤS / HRSTϤS / ASILЄϤ' (Jesus Christ, King of Kings)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.A2

Notes:  Listed as contemporary forgery by Hampartumian, 1977, this attribution is uncertain. Pierced at 215 on obverse.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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