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ID number:  BIRBI-B5010
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey Colton
Maker:  Anonymous; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  976(?)-c.1030/35
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  8.89
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 738, ex. Edward Shepherd Collection, 1924.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Christ (Type VIIb) facing, bearded, with nimbus; cross with □ in each arm, wearing tunic and himation; right hand raised in blessing in sling of cloak, left hand holding book with ornamentation (:·:); nomina sacra in left and right field. Reverse: □ above text.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: + IhSЧ / XRISTЧ / bѦSILЄЧ' / IѦSILЄ' (Jesus Christ, King of Kings).

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.A2.47.22

2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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