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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0059
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:  c.1050-c.1060
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  6.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8141, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Christ seated on square-backed throne (Type IIb) facing, bearded, with cross nimbus having pellet in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; r. hand raised in blessing, l. hand holding book; nomina sacra to l. and r. of Christ. Reverse: - + - above text, - U - below text.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IC (Jesus Christ) Reverse: ISXS / bASILЄ / bASIL (Jesus Christ, King of Kings)[all in retrograde]

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.D.31

Notes:  Reverse die in retrograde.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Mardin Hoard



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