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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B5008
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):  4.99
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0054, Seaby, December 1947.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with nimbus; cross with two pellets in each arm; nomina sacra in right field. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: OVHΛ (Emmanuel) XC (Jesus Christ). Reverse: + RISTЧ / SILЄЧ' / ѦSILЄ' (Jesus Christ, King of Kings).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2 A1.12

Notes:  Overstruck on Nicephoros II over Romanos I

2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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