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ID number:  BIRBI-B5004
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:  970-976(?)
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  8.04
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2092, A. H. Baldwin, July 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with nimbus; cross with two pellets in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left hand holding book; nomina sacra in left and right field. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ЄMMANOVHΛ (Emmanuel) IC XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: + I ΑωC / XRIS / PѦSIΓЄ / ѦSIΓ (Jesus Christ, King of Kings).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 A1.7

Notes:  Overstruck on Nikephoros II (Type II); 'b' in third line written as 'P'; 'L' in third and fourth line written as 'Γ'

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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