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ID number:  BIRBI-MH0102
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.1085-c.1092
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  5.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8024, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: Latin cross with large pellet and two small pellets at each extremity. Beneath the cross, large crescents. To l. and r., above and below, large pellets surrounded by small pellets. Reverse: Half-length figure of the Virgin facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; border of large pellets.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: MP ΘV (Mother of God)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.K.15

Notes:  Countermark 9 (Shams) on obverse at 215 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.36; reverse of Class K with reverse of Class J anonymous folles.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Mardin Hoard



Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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